Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

June 27, 2016

Assistive Technology Computer Center Monitor

Position title: Assistive Technology Computer Center Monitor

 

Name of organization: STAR Center

 

Website:

http://www.starofseattle.org/Pages/default.aspx

 

Position description:

We are looking for volunteers to help staff a free, public computer lab specializing in assistive technology for computer users with vision or mobility impairments.  This computer center is located in a Low Income Public Housing complex, and serves a variety of able-bodied and disabled visitors who may not have an internet connection or a personal computing device in their home.  This position has a lot of down time between assisting visitors in which volunteers can study or do other personal tasks on the computer, and it is a great position for someone looking for a community experience working with low income and/or disabled individuals or has an interest in assistive technology.

 

Time commitment:

2 hours per week, more possible. (Center hours are 1pm to 7pm Monday through Friday)

 

Skill requirements:

– must be proficient in Windows 7 and 10, Microsoft suite, comfortable with a variety of web browsers

– experience tutoring a plus, as volunteers may be asked to assist computer users one on one with basic computing questions

– experience with disability accommodations or assistive technology such as JAWS, ZoomText, or switch computing is a plus

 

Start date: ongoing

 

End date: ongoing, commitment of at least 3 months

 

Location: South Central Seattle

 

How to apply:

Call or send a brief email to Chloe Bethany, Computer Lab Coordinator, stating your interest in volunteering and any questions you may have.  You will be sent an application and the coordinator will work with you to arrange a time for a brief on-site interview.

 

Supervisor contact info:

Chloe Bethany

Chloeb@fulllifecare.org

(206) 348-0032