Neil Squire Society
Disabilities - Physical
400 - 3999 Henning Drive, Burnaby, BC
We use technology, knowledge and passion to empower people with physical disabilities. Since its beginning, our organization has offered a variety of programs tailored to facilitate social and economic independence for people with physical disabilities to become full participants of our Canadian society.
How can I help?
to learn how your can help Neil Squire Society.
What volunteers have to say ...
""It has been an eye-opener and I found myself naturally drawn to the driving motivations behind the Neil Squire Society. It is hard to not find yourself inspired by and proud of such an organization." says Caitlyn"
The Computer Comfort Volunteer Tutor will teach basic computer skills to adults with physical disabilities. We are looking for a commitment of at least 2 hours per week.
Instruction may include word processing, recreational programs (games), spreadsheets, or simple programming and may take place at the Computer Comfort training locations or through the internet using communication technology. Because the program is based online, this allows the Computer Tutor the option of working from home and on a flexible schedule (ie. evenings after work, etc). The Computer Tutor strives to increase each participant's level of comfort and independence with computer technology. Participants may be located anywhere across Canada. Training will be provided to ensure the Computer Tutor is completely comfortable with the technology and software used.
Volunteer Tutor Responsibilities
1. Assist participants with computer learning activities;
2. Answer participant's questions as needed;
3. Review covered material regularly;
4. Monitor participant's progress and inform program coordinator/instructor.
5. Report to and maintain regular communication with the Neil Squire Society contact person;
6. Report all computer difficulties to the Computer Comfort program coordinator and the training location staff.
* Reliable: able to keep schedule appointments, or give 24 hours notice if unable to attend.
* Strong verbal communication skills
* Good familiarity with Windows based computers and software is required
* Applicants will be self-motivated, creative, and interested in working with adults who have physical disabilities
* Teaching or tutoring experience is an advantage
* Comfort with online communication tools an asset
* An overview of any required adaptive equipment will be provided
Benefits & Recognition
* Improved computer knowledge
* Gain teaching experience
* Experience with disability and adaptive technology
* Telephone referral after one month, letter of recommendation after three months
* Travel expenses are covered and reimbursed
Requires police records check