You may have noticed a team of young, passionate volunteers hanging out in the Digital Media Lab at Central Library on Wednesday evenings. These are our new Tech Tutors, another example of community connections at Kitchener Public Library.
This volunteer program matches tech-savvy youth, ages 15 to 24, with customers who are seeking one-on-one computer help. Tech Tutors also provide hands-on demonstrations of the many tools available in the Digital Media Lab, such as the 3D printer and the digital conversion station.
How are Tech Tutors chosen?
Each Tech Tutor brings to the position their own interests and abilities. Tutors are not instructors, but they are knowledgeable, and willing to help others improve their computer literacy. The program provides youth with an opportunity to gain leadership skills, develop customer service and communication skills and meet new people; and an opportunity for people who need tech help to get it, for free, with no fee and no fuss.
When are Tech Tutors available?
You can meet up with Tech Tutors on Wednesdays at Central Library from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Digital Media Lab. The program is drop-in and is first come, first served. Feel free to bring your laptop, tablet, phone or e-reader with you!
How can you get involved?
If you are a tech-savvy person age 15 to 24 who is excited and passionate about helping others, call our Volunteer Services Co-ordinator, Sherry Erb, at 519.743.0271 x22 or email her at Sherry.Erb@kpl.org.
If you need tech help (no question too big or too small) or would like to learn more about the Digital Media Lab, just drop in and visit us on Wednesday evenings!