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ORGANIZATION: Yolo County Library - Arthur F. Turner Community Library

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Help members of the community achieve their goals!

Basic digital literacy skills are essential to navigating the modern world, but many people are uncomfortable using a computer even at the most basic level. The Arthur F. Turner Community Library is seeking patient, thoughtful volunteers to provide assistance and support to patrons with low digital literacy for tasks like printing and scanning documents, accessing library resources, setting up email accounts, and filling out online forms, as well as troubleshooting more complicated problems and helping people using their personal devices such as mobile phones, tablets, and Kindles.


Qualifications:

  • Comfortable using a Windows PC including
    • Internet browsers
    • Email
    • MS Office applications
    • Google Suite applications
  • Excellent communication skills, spoken and written
    • Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish or Russian is highly desired
  • Patience, kindness, and empathy
  • Teaching experience is a big plus!

Hours are flexible during library open hours, but you will need to commit to a regular shift. We ask that you commit to at last 2 hours a week for 6 months. Visit yolocountylibrary.org/turner for current library hours.

County policy requires that all applicants 18 and older must pass a background check.

This is a long term assignment and not suitable for youth who are seeking short term assignment to fulfill a high school community service requirement.

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About Yolo County Library - Arthur F. Turner Community Library

Location:

1212 Merkley Avenue, West Sacramento, CA 95691, US

Mission Statement

The Yolo County Library provides access for all to books, informational technology and other media to inform, entertain and inspire.

Description

Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Community, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

1212 Merkley AvenueWest Sacramento, CA 95691

(38.58022,-121.52335)
 

SKILLS

  • Adult Education
  • Computer Science
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • PC Platform
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • At least 2 hours a week for at least 6 months.
  • Applicants will be interviewed by library staff and must pass a background check before they can begin volunteering.

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