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.
Position Overview and Impact: Provide classes to community members in using computers, accessing Library online services, using computer software programs, social media, and other common programs. This is a great position for people who love sharing their tech knowledge and who have or would like to develop teaching skills. Volunteers will be provided with a general outline for the computer classes.
Provide classes on using computers and accessing digital information including information available at yolocountylibrary.org.
Follow the general outline provided and provide feedback to library staff.
Assist patrons in using other Microsoft software and specialized software.
Based on observation of common user needs and questions, suggest potential classes.
Patience and organizational skills
Good oral communication skills
Bilingual a plus (Spanish, Russian, Chinese)
Enjoys working with others
Willing and able to follow directions
Knowledge of computers, internet, cloud-based programs, and mobile devices.
Training and Support Provided:
Orientation, instruction, and regular review with a staff member are provided.
3 to 4 hours a week for a minimum of 6 months.
We can work around your schedule - times are flexible.
Benefits of Volunteering:
Opportunity to increase skills in teaching digital literacy skills and learning library-related technology.
Satisfaction of providing a much-needed service to the library and the community.
Chances to meet new people, help others, and work in a pleasant environment.