In January, I began volunteer work at Vickery Meadows Learning Center. It’s a non-profit charity that provides basic literacy skills to recent immigrants. I’m starting out in the computer lab, helping folks develop computer literacy. I’m slotted to work the 6pm-7pm shift on Tuesdays.
The lab has about 20 computers, donated by folks throughout Dallas. It also has an overhead projector that duplicates what’s on the instructor’s PC – which is very cool.
I wasn’t sure what to expect, or if I was up to the task. Fortunately, since it’s still very cold outside, I only ever have a few students – so I have some time to develop a routine and a light enough work load that I can learn what’s needed without being overwhelmed, which was a real concern for me.