Application

Currently Seeking Senior Technology Advisors

HandsOn Kansas State (HOKS) was created by the Kansas State University Student Governing Association to support volunteer and service efforts of the campus and community. Manhattan Good Neighbors (MGN) is a part of HOKS whose focus is bridging the gap between campus and community relationships. MGN promotes civic engagement within the City of Manhattan to develop educated leaders to serve the community. The Senior Technology Advisor program is a part of HOKS that collaborates with the Senior Center of Manhattan to assist elderly citizens with technology issues to help build relationships.

Senior Technology Advisors are expected to participate in a technology workshop at the beginning of the semester. Following this, advisors will make visits to the Senior Center either weekly or biweekly depending on availability. Technology advising sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons starting this upcoming February. Advisors will be given first priority to be added to our Senior Assistance volunteer list in which volunteers will have the opportunity to help senior citizens with various tasks such as leaf raking and snow shoveling on an as-need basis.

Responsibilities:

• Attend pre-service orientation/workshop
• Attend monthly meetings
• Communicate vital information to Student Program Coordinators
• Record, account for, and submit bi-weekly timesheets
• Adhere to program policies and procedures as well as those of the placement site
• Participate in the planning and implementation of a community service project with guidance from program staff
• Provide effective advising and other direct service activities weekly

Qualifications:

• Be interested in working with senior citizens
• Dependable and dedicated to completing tasks
• Be responsible, reliable, and a positive role model
• Have a clean criminal history
• Experience with volunteering and community service

Time Commitment:

Be eligible and commit to one full semester
Volunteer 1-1.5 hours per week
Attend monthly meetings

Placement Site:

Riley County Senior Service Center
301 N 4th St.
Manhattan, KS 66502
www.seniorsservicecenter.org

How to Apply:

Complete the Senior Technology Advisor application and include a resume and current class schedule
Submit to application, resume and schedule to: mgn@ksu.edu OR

Lynda Bachelor, Project Coordinator
Attn: Senior Technology Advisor
103 Leadership Studies Building
Kansas State University
Manhattan, KS 66506

Questions: Lucy Finocchiaro & Cari Olberding, mgn@ksu.edu, 785-532-3675
Lynda Bachelor, bachelor@k-state.edu, 785-532-7607
School of Leadership Studies, leadreps@k-state.edu, 785-532-6085