Tech Buddy
Get additional help with technology today.

What is a Virtual Senior Academy Tech Buddy?

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.

What services do Tech Buddies provide?

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.

Interested in becoming a Tech Buddy Volunteer?

E-mail us at or call us at 412-586-6718 and a member of our staff will be happy to give you more information.

Sign up for our Tech Buddy program today!

Need help getting set up? Don’t have a computer or internet access? Our tech buddies will guide you through the process of signing up and logging in to the Virtual Senior Academy. They will also be able to loan you any missing technological equipment for the duration of the home visit for FREE! Sign up today!