Frequently Asked Questions

What is SFTFS doing in response to COVID-19?

Our number one priority is the health and safety of the seniors we help (and our volunteers). During our in-person support sessions, all volunteers are vaccinated and masked. SFTFS is also committed to alternative forms of education and support: we provide one-on-one support over the phone and utilize remote support technology to help with computers. In addition, we offer instructional videos on our YouTube channel. Learn more about the services we currently offer here.

Is SFTFS support really free?

It's really free! We think technical literacy, online safety and security, communication, and information is too valuable to lock behind a paywall. Too often, seniors get left behind when it comes to technology and we want to bridge the gap between young and old people to make technology accessible and easy to use for all seniors. That's why we started SFTFS, and why we don't charge a dime.

Is SFTFS a nonprofit?

Yes. South Florida Tech For Seniors is proud to be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, meaning all donations are exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3). Our EIN is 84-2570918.

Can I make a donation to SFTFS?

Absolutely! If you want to support SFTFS and allow us to continue offering completely free technical support, we'd love if you would make a donation. Any amount helps, and your donations are deductible under 501(c)(3).

Who started SFTFS?

South Florida Tech For Seniors was started by Sam Friedman, a high school student who loves technology and wants to make sure seniors do too.

Who works for SFTFS?

SFTFS is a student-led organization. We work with an ever-expanding list of local student volunteers. We are always looking to get more students involved to expand the number of seniors we can help. Read on to learn about volunteering with our organization.

Can I volunteer with SFTFS?

Of course! We are always looking for students who are willing to volunteer their time to help teach seniors and ensure SFTFS runs smoothly. To earn community service hours and help our nonprofit, visit our volunteer opportunities page for more info.