Volunteer Computer Instructors


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


DCPL Free Computer Class Program1990 K Street, NWComputer Lab - Room 102Washington, DC, DC 20006


THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC LIBRARY is recruiting volunteers to serve as Volunteer Computer

Instructors (VCIs) in the Library’s FREE COMPUTER CLASS PROGRAM. The current curriculum includes MAVIS BEACON TEACHING TYPING Clinics (Self-paced Typing Tutorial only requires monitoring),NORTHSTAR DIGITAL LITERACY ASSESSMENTS (practice & proctored sessions requiring Proctor Training), PC BasicsBeginner &Intermediate (Introduction to Personal Computing & Windows), WORD I(MS Word 2013 Basics), WORD II (MS Word 2013 Intermediate), MAIL MERGE (MS Word 2013) EXCEL I (MS Excel 2013 Basics), EXCEL II(MS Excel 2013 Intermediate), EXCEL III (MS Excel 2013 Advanced), POWERPOINT(MS PowerPoint 2013 Basics),WEB I(World Wide Web Basics), WEB II (Word Wide Web Intermediate),EMAIL Basics (Web-based Email), HTML 5, CSS. etc. (Basic Web Page Design,) and several document creation classes, e.g. Mail Merge, Resume & Cover Letter Writing, Publisher templates, etc.

Persons who are interested in joining our stellar team of Volunteer Computer Instructors need to know the following:

It’s Easy: We provide all teaching materials, i.e., the class scripts & the handouts

It’s Fun: Our Library customers are appreciative and eager adult and young adult.

Reasonable Commitment: Teach as little as twice a monthfor the next sixmonths. You may renew your commitment at that time, if you wish to continue teaching!

  • Microsoft Imagine Academy Commitment: If you choose to teach in our Microsoft Imagine Academy, we will need for you to commit to teach a 30-hour course in 6 weeks (2 days a week, 2.5 hours each day, for 6 weeks = 30 hours of instruction)

Set Your Own Schedule: We will do our best to schedule your classes to your convenience within the Library’s hours of operation. Microsoft Imagine Academy schedules will be fixed schedules for 6 consecutive weeks.


  • Internet Research
  • Web Design
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Four hours a month for six months minimally
  • Participation in the Microsoft Imagine Academy will require 30 hours over a 6-week period.

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