The mission of Seniors With Skills is to end social isolation of seniors on an international scale. Believe it or not, social isolation has the same effect on lifespan as smoking 15 cigarettes a day and it is directly correlated with dementia and falls. The simple act of volunteering at a retirement home and interacting with seniors helps end social isolation.
Virtual volunteer opportunities include:
- Becoming an online buddy: During the online volunteering sessions, Seniors With Skills volunteers will hold conversations with seniors and talk to them about current events, university life, funny stories etc. Given many of our volunteers have experience running the Computer Training Program, they can also assist seniors with learning how to use iPads, tablets, computers, phones and other technology devices.