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Digital Literacy Instructor

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BakerRipley students in Digital Literacy seek to master the necessary computer skills to reach their academic and professional goals. The Volunteer Digital Literacy Instructor is the primary instructor for adult learners seeking to gain competency and fluency in the use, navigation, and application of technology. Volunteers will provide critical and timely instruction to adult learners in classes grouped by beginning, intermediate, and advanced level digital literacy and computer skills.

What will this achieve?
-Students build digital resiliency, confidence and agency with technology.
-Students gain competency in accessing information and resources to solve day-to-day problems and participate in online communities.
-Students gain critical technology skills needed to gain, maintain, or advance in employment.

What will I need to do?
-Establish clear objectives and expectations for lessons, topics, and assignments.
-Utilize the NorthStar curriculum to provide direct instruction, in-person or virtually, to adult learners.
-Deliver high quality computer related instruction, either in person or through live-virtual platforms.
-Implement diverse activities to gain and maintain student engagement.
-Create an online classroom environment that is conducive to learning.
-Work closely with the Digital Literacy Coordinator to address student barriers and coordinate interventions.

What's required for me to be successful in this volunteer role?
-Cultural Sensitivity and Mutual Respect: Ability to interact professionally with students of diverse backgrounds, developing a rapport with students.
-Proficient in workplace computer skills, particularly MS Office and Google Suite.
-Willing to learn Zoom and Google Classroom (for remote role -- see below).
-Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are strongly preferred.

Where would I be volunteering? Choose from the following options:

-Remote Vol. Digital Lit. Instructor
-In-person Vol. Digital Lit. Instructor -- Gulfton Campus
-In-person Vol. Digital Lit. Instructor -- East End (Central Office)

What's the time commitment?
To get you started, we''ll provide training, initially with a 1-hr. online session, followed by links to self-paced training modules.

Volunteers are asked to commit to teaching a 90-minute class twice a week, either on Mondays and Wednesdays or Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Classes will run from Wed., Sept. 15, 2021 through Thurs., Dec. 16, 2021.

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About BakerRipley


4450 HARRISBURG BLVD, Suite 200, HOUSTON, TX 77011, US

Mission Statement

BakerRipley, formerly known as Neighborhood Centers Inc. brings resources, education and connection to more than half a million people throughout Texas each year. For more than a century, we have offered innovative solutions to help low-income families in emerging neighborhoods get a foothold in the region’s economy. We work with residents in more than 70 service locations to help them discover the strengths and skills necessary to become productive, prosperous and self-sufficient. BakerRipley is a United Way agency.


BakerRipley has a rich history in building communities that work since its early days when it was part of the Settlement House movement in the early 1900′s. When Alice Graham Baker founded the agency in 1907, the main intention behind it all was to help every resident of Houston have an opportunity for an education, for health, for work, and to become an informed participant in democracy.

100 years later, the purpose of BakerRipley hasn’t changed one bit.

What makes Houston so great are our vibrant and dynamic neighborhoods - the true engines of any metro. We believe that neighborhoods are the bridges between individuals and the regional economy. When we strengthen underserved neighborhoods, we can see how the quality of life is raised for everyone not just in that community, but the entire region.

We exist to keep our region a place of opportunity for everyone who is working for a better life.

BakerRipley is the largest charitable organization in Texas and hosts a network of over 70 services sites that helps more than half a million people each year. We fulfill our mission to bring resources, education, and connection by working with our neighbors side by side.

When we strengthen underserved neighborhoods, we can see how the quality of life is raised for everyone not just in that community, but the entire region.

BakerRipley is leading the way for building healthy neighborhoods across the country.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • IT Consulting




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 20
  • Orientation or Training
  • The semester runs from Aug. 2 to Oct. 1. The Instructor will teach a 90-minute class, two days a week, for a six-week period. Classes are scheduled in the evenings, either 5 pm-6:30 pm or 7 pm-8:30 pm.
  • -Familiar with Zoom. -Comfortable with technology. -Show cultural sensitivity. -Able to coach students who are not familiar with technology. -Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills are preferred but not required.

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