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Neil Squire Society

Neil Squire Society

The Neil Squire Society is the only national not-for-profit organization in Canada that has for over twenty-five years empowered Canadians with physical disabilities through the use of computer-based assistive technologies, research and development, and various employment programs. Through our work, we help our clients remove barriers so that they can live independent lives and become active members of the workplace and our society. Specializing in education and workplace empowerment, the Society has served over 25,000 people since 1984.

The Neil Squire Society's headquarters are in Burnaby, British Columbia with research and development labs in both Burnaby and Vancouver, British Columbia. Regional offices are located in Regina, Saskatchewan; Ottawa, Ontario; and Fredericton and Moncton, New Brunswick.

Keywords: Independence , Employment and Careers , Education and Literacy , Disabled



Neil Squire Society
2250 Boundary Road, Suite 220, Burnaby, BC V5M3Z3

Neil Squire Society url http://www.neilsquire.ca/

Neil Squire Society Phone Number 604-473-9363

Neil Squire Society Email address info@neilsquire.ca



Volunteer Information for Neil Squire Society

What services does your organization provide?

  • Employ-Ability: aimed at preparing participants for future employment opportunities, provides a unique learning opportunity within a flexible and supportive environment.
  • Computer Comfort: offers one-on-one computer tutoring at no cost in a supportive, client-centred environment; a refurbished donated computer for the home, if needed; and ongoing technical support. Computer Comfort is also available via Distance Learning.
  • Job Focus: provides specialized case managed services for people with physical disabilities to help them find and maintain employment and improve employment readiness.
  • Literacy: designed for adults with significant physical disabilities and to other client groups where low literacy is an issue.
  • The Assistive Technology Evaluation Centre: enables the evaluation of a wide range of alternative computer input and output devices.
  • Solutions: provides ergonomic and assistive technology assessments for home, school, or the office for individuals with physical and other disabilities.


Do you have any age requirements?
We welcome high school students and adults.


Do you require language proficiency other than in English?
No.


What time commitment(s) are you expecting from a volunteer?
Two hours weekly (minimum) for a minimum of three months.


Are there any specific skills and experience required?
- Good to advanced computer skills
- Good verbal communication skills
- Teaching or tutoring experience is an advantage


What type of volunteer positions are typically available?
Computer tutor, computer technician, literacy tutor.


Do you provide training for volunteers?
Volunteers will receive an orientation. Training may be provided on certain assistive technology if required.


What are the typical volunteer activities occurring at your organization?
Working one-on-one with a person with a disability either face to face or via distance learning technology, teaching them basic computer familiarization skills (email, internet, social networking, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel).

Working one-on-one with a person with a disability to enhance their literacy skills.

Refurbishing donated computers for our clients.


How will a person benefit from volunteering with Neil Squire Society?
- Improved computer knowledge and teaching skills
- Experience with disability and adaptive technology
- Telephone referral after one month, letter after three months


Do you accept high school students?
Yes.




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