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August 16, 2016
Virtual Senior Center Bilingual Volunteer Facilitator for Online Classes

Virtual Senior Center (VSC) program has recently launched platforms to serve Mandarin, Korean, and Russian-speaking seniors! The VSC offers homebound older adults with an easy, friendly, and unique way to stay connected by offering a range of classes online.

As we grow the Mandarin, Korean, and Russian platforms, we are actively looking for volunteers to facilitate online classes from a home computer.

Do you have an interest, hobby, or area of expertise that you would want to share with homebound older adults? Volunteering on the VSC is a fun, meaningful, and convenient way to personally interact with vulnerable seniors who often have very little interaction outside of their VSC classes.

We are asking for your help. 

  • If you speak English, Korean, Chinese, or Russian and are willing to facilitate a class, contact us
     
  • Here are a few things to keep in mind: 
     
    • Facilitators must commit to recurring classes – weekly, alternate weeks, monthly or a short-term series.
    • Classes run 1 hour, and since we offer classes throughout the week and weekend, and during the day and evening, we can work with your schedule.
    • You pick the topic! A few general areas of current class offerings include: music and art appreciation, history, current events, seated exercise, games, health/wellness, the sciences, cultures, travel, and literature. Have a new idea? Let us know!
    • Videochat enables everyone to see, hear, and talk in real time. Each facilitator needs a computer with high-speed internet and webcam. Basic technology skills are required, but it’s as easy as sending an email. We’ll train you on group management and help get you set up with the technology.
    • Facilitators must be at least 18 years old and enjoy engaging with older adults. Teaching experience is not necessary.
    • Facilitators can live anywhere! Since this is online, we’ve had classes taught by facilitators in New York City and as far away as Seattle, Israel, Kenya and Taiwan

 

 

 


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