If you are passionate about empowering older adults to become more socially connected, save money, and use their voices online to make impactful change in their community, become a volunteer for Senior Planet from AARP and join our mission of harnessing the power of technology to change the way we age!
Senior Planet Colorado - Denver, CO
Senior Planet NYC - New York, NY
Senior Planet North Country - Plattsburgh NY
Welcome & Introduce
Greet and help check in visitors to the center for multi-week courses, tech-related lectures, workshops, and social events.
Teach & Inspire
Lend your technology expertise to help seniors learn computer basics and develop life-enhancing computer skills: digital photography, social media, online job searches, even how to make a website!
Have Fun & Make Friends
Meet other Senior Planet volunteers and peers in a vibrant social environment filled with friendly, curious older adults.
The front desk receptionist is responsible for answering the center phone, answering emails, and keeping track of all individuals who walk through the center doors. The receptionist is also responsible for providing a warm and welcoming environment and helping new people fill out a participant form. You may also be asked to assist with filing and giving tours of the center. This volunteer position is ideal for someone who is detail oriented and who is relatively comfortable using the Internet.
The tech talk host leads a 20 to 30-minute one-on-one conversation related to technology with visiting members at the Senior Planet Center. In this role, you assist a member to accomplish a technology-related goal for the session based on their existing knowledge and our tech talk guidelines. The ability to manage expectations and redirect members to other technology-related resources is critical as tech talks are not meant to be prolonged tutoring sessions or computer repair consults. This volunteer position is ideal for someone who is relatively comfortable with the most common technology products and skilled at communicating about them in a cogent manner.
The class assistant helps Senior Planet trainers lead a formal course on technology for Senior Planet class participants. Trainers serve as primary instructors while the class assistant helps students who fall behind the pace of the class to get back on track. You may also be asked to assist with tracking attendance, reach out to students who are absent, or manage equipment distribution in the class. Classes generally meet twice a week for 10 weeks and attendance in each class is crucial. This volunteer position is ideal for someone with tutoring or teaching experience who is relatively comfortable with the most used technology products.