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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, Wexford, Limerick, Offaly, Kilkenny and Carlow. 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:

To Volunteer

Email volunteering@ageaction.ie

Or Phone:

Dublin and Leinster Area, South East/Midlands Area (Wexford, Kilkenny, Offaly, Waterford, Carlow) 

Anne Carroll 

  • Phone: 01 475 6989

Connacht Area (Galway, Mayo, Limerick)

Oisín Kenny

  • Phone: 091 527831 

Cork and Waterford

Julie Oates

  • Phone: 021 206 7399 or 087 195 6026

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(2 March 2021)  There is one week left to contribute to the public consultation undertaken by the Pensions Commission.

The Pensions Commission was established as part of a Government commitment to look at ways to ensure the sustainability of State Pensions and the Social Insurance Fund into the future following a sustained campaign by many organsiations including Age Action as part of the STOP67 Coalition.

The Sunday Business Post conducted  poll shows that 66% of people don’t want to see an increase in the pension age. That means 2 out of every 3 voters across all ages and political parties support the demands of our campaign. 

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