Seniors in IT
Seniors in I.T. is a volunteering-based club that helps seniors begin to use and troubleshoot their personal technology devices. We have interest from three organizations to provide virtual technology help sessions for the 2020-2021 school year. We strive to provide senior citizens with the knowledge and skills to operate in this new technology-based world. Seniors in I.T. aims to provide seniors with a fundamental understanding of technology so that they are able to achieve a variety of personal aspirations like connecting with friends and family and feeling empowered to continue to integrate technology into their lives.You don’t have to be a technology wizard to be a member of this club! We have students from various faculties and programs from all years of study.Common tasks our volunteers assist with include:-Initial phones, computers and tablets unboxing-Introduction to FaceTime and Zoom-Showcasing device key features like making files, taking pictures, or screenshotting-Introduction to Microsoft Office-Drafting e-mails and other forms of written communications This year, providing this assistance to seniors is especially important due to communication methods being primarily technology-based during the COVID-19 pandemic.Volunteering sessions will be completely virtual this year through Zoom.We strive to give our volunteers a fulfilling and enriching inter-generational learning opportunity. In doing so, our volunteers develop their leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.