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Smartphone Mentors (voluntary) - Rutherford & East Maitland

Hume Community Housing Association

Are you confident using your smartphone?

Do you have some time to help an older person learn to use theirs?

Would others describe you as patient?

Do you want to give back to your community?

Did you know it has been scientifically proven volunteering in your community enhances your wellbeing?

Volunteering as a mentor in our new Smartphone Skills 4 Seniors program may be the opportunity you have been waiting for!

About the volunteering opportunities

Smartphone mentors support people to build their confidence to learn essential digital skills on their smartphones. Being a Smartphone Mentor is about inspiring people to try using digital technology and supporting them through their first steps using the internet on their smartphones.

Smartphone Mentors will initially attend 3 small workshops in their local area over 3 consecutive weeks. Following the workshops, they will be allocated a personal Smartphone Mentor who they will meet with weekly for the next 3 weeks on a one-on-one basis.

Essential Criteria:

  • Basic understanding of the internet and how to use a smartphone (Android or iPhone)
  • Willing to undertake a Police Check (cost reimbursed by Hume)
  • Available to attend an online Smartphone Mentor training session
  • Available to commit to at least three 60–90-minute mentor sessions

Benefits of being a Smartphone Mentor:

  • Full mentor orientation, comprehensive training and support provided
  • Reimbursement of out-of-pocket costs associated with program delivery
  • Post program Certificate of Participation
  • Where appropriate, Hume can act as a referee for mentor’s post program
  • Opportunity to contribute to the development of the program
  • New skills and connections

About us

Hume Housing is a nationally accredited Tier 1 Community Housing Provider. Currently, Hume provides homes and services to close to 9,000 customers across NSW. Hume’s purpose is to Create opportunities for people to prosper. We develop and construct new properties, undertake the tenancy and property management of social and affordable housing, and provide services and support to our diverse customers through a range of partnerships and programs. Hume engages with customers to provide housing options, maintain their tenancies, build resilience, participate in local community life, and to prosper. Hume works within a collective impact approach, working with the community stakeholders, seeking out what is needed and identifying appropriate partners to design and deliver services.

We are Champions of change, Creators of connectivity, Builders of resilience and Determined to succeed.

Hume Community Housing is committed to a workplace where our team members prosper, and diversity and inclusion are a valued part of our vibrant and connected working community. We encourage and welcome applications from women, people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTQIA, older people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

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