Looking to boost your knowledge of all things digital? From computer skills, to advocacy efforts, to smartphone techniques and the latest apps, learn how to hone your digital skills and become a better overall volunteer for it! Three sessions will be offered by AARP Maryland during our day-long Digital Volunteer Training program on July 9 at the campus of University of Maryland Baltimore County. To register, contact Mike Kulick at 410-895-7604.
Please Note: For full enjoyment of this program, bring your web-enabled device (e.g., iPhone, Android, tablet, laptop)
Session 1, 9-10 am: “Connecting with Younger Generations Using Digital Media”
Smartphones, computers, social media—the world seems to be moving toward these communication platforms at a breakneck speed. How can you keep up? AARP volunteer Elois Wiggins will share her experiences with using her smartphone to connect with her family and friends using texting and more, and attendees will get one-on-one time to practice connecting digitally.
(Attendees of Session 1 will be served breakfast.)
Session 2, 10:15-11:45 am: “Grassroots Advocacy: Becoming an “Armchair Advocate”
Join AARP Maryland’s Advocacy Director, Tammy Bresnahan, to learn about how you can make an impact on Maryland’s laws—simply by and using your computer or smartphone device becoming an “armchair advocate”|
(Attendees of Sessions 2 and 3 will be served lunch.)
Session 3, 1-3 pm: “Show, Don’t Tell: Telling a Story with Digital Photography”
Like using a camera? Want to learn how to tell a great story with it? AARP’s Communications team will show you how to be an “on-the-ground digital reporter” using only your smartphone camera! Bring events to life in photos and learn how to frame a shot, what not to do when taking a photo, and how to use social media channels like Instagram to showcase your work.
Attendees are encouraged to sign up for as many sessions as they want, while spots are still available. To register, contact Mike Kulick at 410-895-7604.
*Remember: you will need to bring your own device with you for this training*