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Volunteer with Getting Started Computer Training

Volunteer Computer Tutors are required for Age Action’s Getting Started Computer Training Programme

Age Action Ireland is actively recruiting volunteer computer tutors for its Getting Started Computer Training programme in Dublin, Wicklow, Kildare, Louth, Cork, Waterford, Galway, Mayo, Roscommon and Leitrim. If you are interested in volunteering, you can find the relevant contact details at the bottom of this page.

The programme assists older people (55+) to learn basic IT, internet and email skills. Only 1 in 4 older people are online and the Getting Started Computer Training programme helps older people to bridge the digital divide, to beat exclusion and isolation and to increase independence and equality.

All tutors are volunteers and teach one student at a time in small class groups. Training will be provided and tutor lesson plans are available on all topics. The skills required to be a Getting Started volunteer tutor are fluent English, good basic computer skills, patience, a positive outlook, sense of humour and an interest in working with older people. Classes normally run for two hours once a week for five weeks.

Volunteers will be encouraging and helping older people to learn simple IT tasks such as searching the internet and sending emails. Older learners may also be interested in learning other skills such as how to use Skype, downloading photos etc. For more information about volunteering contact:

Dublin and Leinster area

Sally Brotherton

Cork and Waterford

Julie Oates

Connacht Area (Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo & Leitrim)

Helen Murray

Being over 50 years of age will not be a disadvantage

Latest revision date: 
04/11/2015