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'Getting Started' digital skills tutor - Dublin

Age Action

About Age Action

Age Action supports and advocates for equality and human rights for all older people. Everything we do is based on a recognition of the diversity of identity and situation among older people and a concern for equality for all older people. Our work is driven by an organisation that is professional in its operations and lives out its values of dignity, participation, diversity, social justice, and professionalism.

What's Involved

Age Action Ireland is actively recruiting volunteer computer tutors for its Getting Started programme in Dublin. Getting Started is a volunteer-led Digital Skills course supporting people to get online or navigate smart devices with confidence. The classes are small and volunteer tutors work one-to-one with students. The course runs for 2 hours once a week for five weeks. All tutors are volunteers and teach one student at a time in small class groups. For the beginners course volunteers will be encouraging and helping older people to learn simple IT tasks (turn computer on/off, use the mouse, keyboard, search the internet, send, and receive emails). Learners may also be interested in learning other skills such as downloading and uploading apps in their phone, using programmes such as Skype and Zoom downloading photos etc. Training will be provided, and tutor lesson plans are available on all topics.

What's required for this position

  • Fluent level of English,
  • Good basic IT skills
  • Ability to relate well to older people
  • Commitment to the ethos of volunteering and community initiatives
  • Patience, a positive outlook, sense of humour

    • Computer/ Web/ ICT
    • Education/ Training
    • Personable Skills

    Level of English required for this role:
    Fluent English

    Times and commitment required for this role


    Minimum time commitment: 1 month

    Hours required: 2hrs Weekly

    Other Details

    Location of volunteering opportunity:
    Foxrock, Mountown, Broom Lodge, Castelnock

    Screening details for this role:

    • References
    • Application Form

    Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

    • Supervision
    • Initial induction and training
    • Insurance cover
    • Ongoing training opportunities

    Age restrictions:
    Over 18

    Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

    Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

    Opportunity to make a real impact to the lives of older people during a public health emergency. Gain skills in communication, working as part of a team and chance to progress into other roles in Age Action. Gain confidence. Meet new people and have fun!

    • This opportunity is posted by:
    • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
    Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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