The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Technology Coaches assist library staff in instructing patrons on the basic usage of devices and the digital library resources available to patrons. Topics range from basics like using email and Google, to how to access e-books and e-audio, and more.
Often the patrons needing assistance are senior citizens who didn’t start using technology at a young age. This isn’t just for senior citizens, though, it’s for anyone who might need some guidance. Volunteering as a Technology Coach is a great way to serve the public in the library.
The program takes place on Saturdays from 2 to 3 p.m. Volunteers don't have to come on a regular basis, just when it fits with their schedule.