Opportunity Details

Technology
Families, Low-income Communities, Other
Basic Need Services,Networking

Age Minimum (with Adult): 21+, Minimum Age:21+

Referral: Mercy Housing - Computer Lab Monitor Pullman Wheelworks

Description

Computer Lab Monitor:  This individual will monitor the activities in the computer lab as well as offer direction in navigating website and using online services.

This is an ongoing opportunity for our South side location as part of Mercy Housing's programs that are offered for young adults starting at the age of 18 years old up to senior citizens. The computer lab is equipped with functioning computers however is has limited use due to the lack of being able to provide a monitor.  The Computer Monitor will help individuals navigating the computer for the following but not limited to: job searching, resume posting and access and/or creating an email account along with social media account.  In addition, monitor the use of the computer to make sure individuals are using safe and friendly sites.

 

Impact

Mercy Housing Lakefront is an organization that serves families and individuals who were on the brink of becoming homeless.  The organization's programs provide people with opportunities that will assist them in continuing to be productive citizens in society.  The closest library to this location is a little over a mile away; however, the computer lab is right in the building in which they live and in some cases is cost effective to those residents in terms of transportation.


When
Mondays and Wednesdays, August through December
This opportunity is for 2 hours twice a week.


Great For

  • Individuals (people who come on their own)
  • Committed Volunteers (people who can come on a regular basis)
  • Skilled Volunteers (pro bono work, volunteers with a specific skill set, etc.)


Requirements for Service

  • Interview Process
  • Application 
  • Background Check
  • Mercy Housing Lakefront Waiver

Contact for more information or to serve 

Terrhonda Hudson at thudson@mercyhousing.org.

 

***Please note Chicago Cares does not manage the following volunteer projects. Chicago Cares is not liable for injuries, loss, or damage at referral projects. No Chicago Cares staff will be present or coordinate logistics for these events. Chicago Cares is also not able to verify volunteer hours spent at referral projects.  Please request verification directly from the referral partner. ***

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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2018

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