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Volunteer Computer Instructors

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DC Public Library

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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 2016 Basics), WORD II (MS Word 2016 Intermediate), MAIL MERGE (MS Word 2016) EXCEL I (MS Excel 2016 Basics), EXCEL II(MS Excel 2016 Intermediate), EXCEL III (MS Excel 2016 Advanced), POWERPOINT(MS PowerPoint 2016 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 month for the next six months. 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.

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About DC Public Library


1990 K Street, NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

The DC Public Library's Free Computer Class Program is designed to provide basic and intermediate computer software instruction and hands-on training to adult and young adult library customers.


The DC Public Library's Free Computer Class Program offers the Library's customers a curriculum which includes the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Tutorial, PC Basics (Introduction to Personal Computing), WORD I (MS Word 2003 Basics), WORD II (MS Word 2003 Intermediate), EXCEL I (MS Excel 2003 Basics), EXCEL II (MS Excel 2003 Intermediate), POWERPOINT (MS PowerPoint 2003 Basics), WEB I (Introduction to the Internet), WEB II (Advanced Internet Searching), EMAIL (Introduction to Web-based Email), and HTML (Introduction to Basic Web Page Design). Upcoming course additions will include PUB Basics (Introduction to MS Publisher 2003) and SkillCheck Professional Plus (MS Office Skill Testing Software.

All classes are 2-3 hours in length and are structured to provide a hands-on learning experience for approximately eighteen (18) customers per class. All classes are conducted in the Library's thirty-six (36) workstation, state-of-the-art Computer Lab (Room #311) in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library (Main Branch) located at 901 G Street, NW Washington, DC 20001. Though only eighteen (18) customers are officially registered for each class, walk-in customers are accommodated with seats at the remaining eighteen workstations. Whenever possible, a team teacher is assigned to assist in large classes.

Classes are scheduled year-round during the following hours: Mon-Thurs: 10:30am - 8:30pm, Sat: 10:30am-4:30pm

Computers & Technology


We'll work with your schedule.


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



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




  • 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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