As a Mother of six and Grandmother of four, I'm at that age where computers were not one of those high priority things in life when I was younger. In fact they were barely even a known entity and just coming into play into the world, whether it was business or personal. Back then computers were huge, not anything you could put into a small bag and take with you anywhere you went or even small enough to stick into your purse.
Technology has advanced so far over the past few years it's amazing. I never had any kind of formal training and have learned by the seat of my pants "so to speak". Due to this I needed a mentor to help me learn the world of computers and the internet as it progressed. My mentors were my children. What wonderful mentors they were! They taught me how to navigate the different programs on the computer. They also taught me how to fix problems and errors when I would have them.
With the ever changing world of computers and the internet there is always the need for mentoring. Many people could use a mentor to help them learn the even just navigating the World Wide Web while others need to learn how to use both the computer and the WWW but either don't know someone to ask for help or are afraid to ask. It could be as simple as just teaching the basics of a computer so a person can get online and email loved ones to keep in touch for a cheaper cost than long distance phone calls. They might want to learn to shop online and don't know how to navigate the shopping venues and carts or are afraid of the safety and security of online shopping.
Do you have skills you are able to pass on by volunteering as a mentor? Are you able to help someone learn any other programs?
Most of those wanting to learn these things are either elderly or disabled but lack the financial ability to pay for these services. Volunteering to do something like this puts a smile on their face and warmth in more hearts than you can imagine! And if you are in need of a mentor please, don't be afraid to ask. Mentors are around and even though it may take a bit to find one for your particular need it's worth the time to look.