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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

As an all-volunteer organization, the Danbury SeniorNet Learning Center relies entirely on our 60-member team to support all Center programs and activities.

Our volunteers come from all walks of life, but they have one common theme – the desire to assist older adults with their entry into the age of computer technology.  The many talents they have to share, the energy they expend and their willingness to go the extra mile continually amaze us.  We know over 200 students a year are grateful for having this tremendous resource of volunteer power available in the Greater Danbury area. 

SeniorNet is both a part-time and a flexible commitment – within certain limitations you can determine the hours of the day, days of the week and months of the year that you want to be involved.  Want to increase participation – great.  Need to take time off – no problem.

Here is what we can offer prospective volunteers:
Opportunities for instructors and coaches are available for individuals with a basic working knowledge of computer software and hardware.  (Coaching positions can be used to train those aspiring to be instructors).  They should also possess the desire and skills to impart their knowledge to others in a ‘team based’ and ‘user friendly’ environment.  Most courses are offered during the daytime.  Additional offerings may take place in the evening and on weekends, if volunteers are available to support this effort.  Future offerings such as Quicken, basic graphics, multimedia applications and genealogy will depend on the interests of the students and the skill sets of the volunteers

More opportunities exist for volunteers skilled in providing technical assistance for hardware and software installation and maintenance.  Others – skilled in public relations, newsletter production, photography, database administration, and computer course text development or related areas – can be utilized in our organization.

As a SeniorNet volunteer, you have an opportunity to use your talents and skills to benefit others and possibly acquire new skills in the process.   You will work in a challenging and inspiring environment and meet many new people, both staff and students, who share common goals.  Add to this a complimentary membership in the national organization as long as you are providing service to the local chapter and the opportunity to take free Center courses.

To learn more about the SeniorNet Team and our exciting volunteer opportunities, please click on the “Contact Us” link.  It may change your life.