POTSDAM -- The Potsdam Public Library’s Computer Center is seeking volunteers to help area adults improve their digital literacy skills.
No previous teaching experience is necessary, and free training is available to help you learn to use effective instruction techniques for working with adult learners.
Volunteers can help on a regular basis or whenever time is available.
Most instruction would be individualized, so volunteers would be meeting with one adult who needs help in one certain area.
There could also be small group sessions of 2 to 5 people, who would learn about t using Craigslist, Facebook, Skype, Windows 8, or any other technology, the computer center would set up the class.
The computer center also has free meeting space available for non-profit groups to use. This could include meetings specifically for a group, but they could also be open to the public to welcome possible new members or anyone interested in the mission of groups.
Small meeting rooms for 2 or 3 people are available as well as larger rooms which accommodate up to 10 people, or even larger groups. Additionally, videoconference equipment is available for non-profit groups to connect to groups in distant areas, avoiding the costs and time consumed with travel.
For more information or to volunteer, call the Potsdam Library at 265-7230 and ask to be connected to the computer center.
The center’s coordinator, Bobby Gordon, can also be reached by at [email protected].