Contact the site administrator at the school
where are volunteering to assist you with planning
and coordinating activities and resources.
Develop a plan
generating publicity and gathering volunteers and sponsorships
for your school.
Work closely with school officials on developing
a technology plan
. If the plan will be carried out in
phases, clearly identify which parts of the school will be
wired as resources and volunteers become available. Keep
records on conversations, on meetings, and for a log of purchases.
Conduct a site survey
the site administrator, the technician, and if possible with
the school or district facilities manager or engineer.
help execute your wiring plan in one day, recruit more through
traditional communication routes: Make announcements at PTA
meetings, pin notes to kids, or put a notice in the school
Hold a volunteer meeting with the technician,
so that you can assess volunteer skills and divide them into
teams, or assign other tasks.
On NetDay, have
all of the necessary components ready:
- volunteers, including
a room for an orientation meeting on the morning of NetDay,
- Set up a sign-in
desk and a command post, and;
- post signs
pointing to the restrooms.
- Have all volunteers
sign in on the sign-in sheet. Have them sign a waiver
form if required. Have people using tools sign them
out and sign them back in before they leave for the day.
- Record your
progress in your school's NetDay diary on the Web site
- throughout the day, if possible - or assign a volunteer
to do it.
- Thank volunteers
for their efforts, update them on the school's progress,
and let them know when you need help on other projects.