Our Tech Buddies are local volunteers who are trained in the Virtual Senior Academy and know how to use all of the necessary equipment that you need to use the program. Our Tech Buddies are passionate and knowledgeable about the Virtual Senior Academy and are excited to help seniors in our community take classes and connect with each other.
Our Tech Buddies do so many things! They can bring missing equipment* to a senior’s home like a computer and internet hook up. They can also help set up the equipment and lead a participant through the process of registering and signing up for Virtual Senior Academy classes! Our tech buddies love to take classes with the seniors they are matched with, it is a nice opportunity to share the experience with a new friend!
*The equipment brought to the residence is for loan for the duration of the Virtual Senior Academy class. If desired, the participant will have the opportunity to buy the equipment for a fraction of the retail price from Computer Reach.
The Virtual Senior Academy has partnered with Computer Reach, a volunteer humanitarian organization based in Pittsburgh that refurbishes donated and used computer technology while also providing professional support, service and training.
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 412-586-6718 and a member of our staff will be happy to give you more information.