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Volunteer Administrative Assistant - Cyber Seniors


Organization: Volunteer Ottawa

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Flexible

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 1

Location: Virtual

Deadline: May 30, 2020


Cyber-Seniors is an intergenerational program that trains young people to be tech mentors for senior citizens. The ability to use online communication applications to stay connected is vital for older adults and other vulnerable people. Helping a senior learn to use transactional websites to order groceries, pharmaceuticals, food delivery, etc., will make a big difference in allowing them to remain self-sufficient from the safety of their home. In the best of times, digital literacy can be life-altering; in times like these, it can be life-saving.

• Must have access to a cell phone and computer during scheduled hours.
• Must speak and write fluent English.
• Must have relevant past work experience or be currently enrolled in or hold a degree/diploma from a
post-secondary school.
• Serve as first responder to general inquiries
• Identify and flag key opportunities and refer to appropriate staff lead
• Oversee tracking and reporting of organization metrics to share at weekly staff meetings
• Review and support ongoing updates to program, marketing, and communications materials
• Assist with Social Media and Newsletter
• Data entry and report running for Client Management Software

To apply: Please email a brief note and attach your resume to:


Nancy Siciliana


Volunteer Opportunity Address
Virtual - national organization


Good for people interested in: COVID-19 Virtual Volunteering

Organization category: Social services

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 2-3 weeks