San Francisco Network Ministries
COMPUTER TRAINING CENTER:
The CTC is a community resource provided by SFNM and open to Tenderloin residents and the homeless on a walk-in basis. Our purpose is to help poor people bridge the digital divide that prevents many from finding employment at a livable wage and participating in our increasingly technological society. Cooperation and empowerment are core values at the CTC. We foster a community of respect and cooperation. Each client is treated with respect and dignity and is expected to treat peers, volunteers, and staff in the same manner. Further, while we are teaching computer skills, our greater work is to help our clients prove to themselves that they can overcome obstacles and achieve things they previously thought were not possible.
Tenderloin residents who register for classes in our lab are also free to work on individual projects such as letters, resumes, research in Microsoft Office applications, Internet, and email. Evening and Saturday hours available. A security guard is always in attendance during night time hours and available to walk volunteers to their cars or public transportation. Skills needed: basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and Internet.
Help children ages 6-14 with homework, Internet research and educational games. Skills needed: basic computing, Internet, experience/interest working with children. Hours: Monday-Thursday afternoons 3-5 PM.
Instructors needed for one-time weekday evening or Saturday workshops in Excel , PowerPoint, and Web design. Curriculum is provided. Skills needed: interest in teaching Tenderloin people, knowledge of specific applications to be taught and Windows. Evening and Saturday hours available. During evening hours a security guard is always in attendance and available to walk volunteers to their cars or public transportation.
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Volunteers are needed to help with clerical work. Tasks would include answering phones, filing and data entry. Other similar clerical tasks may also be required. Volunteers are needed on weekdays, preferably for four hours at a time. If interested, please send an email to [email protected] and type “Volunteer Opportunity” in the subject line.
For more information, contact Salena Bailey at (415) 928-6209 or email [email protected].