Council on the Ageing (COTA) ACT is currently recruiting volunteers who are interested in demonstrating to older Canberrans (in a one-on-one style format) basic technology skills.
We now need more volunteers that are able to demonstrate basic mobile phone, tablet and laptop skills so that our seniors can continue to feel connected to family and friends. A lot of the seniors interested in doing the one-on-one sessions are shy, a little embarrassed and are keen to be in a one-on-one session rather than a class situation so they are free to ask questions without feeling silly or intimidated.
We are not looking for IT experts, just those comfortable with using their own phone, able to work out how to find things online and willing to listen and work patiently and sympathetically with older Canberrans. We offer training and staff support.
Since 2020 we have helped over 1,000 older Canberrans to access and be more confident with digital technology and reduce their levels of anxiety and social isolation.
For more information about the project, visit the COTA ACT website, call 02 6282 3777 or send us an email.