- Go to www.volunteermatch.org and
search their directory of non-profit organizations to find NetDay.
Or register on your school's NetDay Web site and/or call the school
to say that you will be volunteering. Ask if anyone has volunteered
to becoment the NetDay school organizer; if the answer is yes, find
out how to get in touch with that person. If your school has enough
volunteers, find another school in your community that still needs
On the Web site, you can also find out all about
NetDay - who's behind it (you!), a layperson's guide
to installing cable, and answers to frequently
asked questions (FAQs).
- Go to the meeting that the school organizer holds to
make plans for NetDay. The organizer will assign tasks
including the following:
- Work with the school organizer to do whatever
it takes to help make sure that your school has
enough volunteers. Recruit other volunteers at
work, in your professional associations or clubs
you belong to. Ask friends, relatives, or colleagues
with network installation experience to be atechnical
- Work with the school organizer to ensure that
the school has a sponsor for the wiring kit. Ask
the company you work for, or a business in your
school's community, to buy a NetDay wiring kit
for your school.
- Work with the school organizer to help publicize
the school's efforts.
- Work with the school organizer and the technician
to make sure that the volunteers will have the
tools and equipment they need on NetDay.
- Go to any wiring demonstrations staged at your
school. Become familiar with cable installation
procedures by reading NetDay
Cable Installation Guide. If you don't have
access to the Internet, go to a local library.
- Ask local restaurants or caterers to supply breakfast
rolls, coffee, cold drinks, and lunch on NetDay.
(Other volunteers will really appreciate it.)
- Bring work gloves,
a work cap, a dust mask,
safety goggles, wire
snips and strippers,
and any other tools or
equipment that your school
Wear long-sleeved clothing.
- Be part of a cable
installation team: Feed
cable between the central
connection point and
schoolrooms; hold ladders.
If you have handyperson
skills, you can be team
leader (see Technician,
- Be a gofer: Transport
tools and equipment between
volunteer teams; run
- Bring donated refreshments
to the school.
- Make sure that any
borrowed tools are returned
in good condition.
- Write up your school's
experiences and make
an entry in your school's
NetDay diary on the Web
- If the volunteers
at your school can't get organized in time to
install cable on NetDay,
meet at on NetDay anyway to talk about
what to do next.