Volunteer and be a part of an urgent mission to get wireless hot spots ready for 10,500 kids in Wake County who need access to learn. Please read volunteer information and safety requirements below. Volunteers must register to participate. Volunteers are encouraged (but not required) to sign up for multiple shifts to minimize contact.
Choose one or both volunteer shifts on the date(s) of your choice:
8:00 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday, April 16*
Friday, April 17
Monday, April 20
Tuesday April 21
Wednesday, April 22
*In the event the shipment of devices is delayed, we will cancel the April 16th sessions and add another day to the next week. Your registration for the 16th would not carry over to the new date, so you would need to sign up again for any days that are added to this project.
Vernon Malone College and Career Academy
2200 S Wilmington St, Raleigh, NC 27603
About Operation Access
Activate Good is partnering with the Wake County Public School System to bring a BIG IMPACT project to life! The transition to remote classes during the Coronavirus pandemic means access to supporting technology at home is even more critical. Volunteers will help set up 10,500 wireless hot spots to ensure all students have reliable internet access and can continue to participate in classes!
No technical skills required. Volunteers must be over the age of 18.
Volunteers will be provided with a boxed lunch each day. To keep everyone safe and to respect social distancing, we ask that you plan on eating in your car or off-site. For example, if you are volunteering for the 8:00 – 12:30 shift, please grab a lunch after your shift and then eat in your car or off-site. If you are working the 12:30 – 5:00 shift, lunches will be available at 12:00. Please arrive early, eat your lunch in your vehicle, and then be prepared to start at 12:30.
Volunteers will help with:
- Unboxing and powering on devices
- Setting up network key and filters (detailed instructions and short training provided; no special technical skills required)
- Scanning devices into WCPSS inventory system
- Reboxing and ensuring correct quantities for each school (some lifting required)
Volunteer Safety Requirements
IMPORTANT: Per WCPSS policy, all volunteers must be checked against the sexual offender database. Volunteers are required to bring an active Photo ID.
*WCPSS employees will only need to share their ID badge upon arrival.
We care about and rely on all of our volunteers – so this is IMPORTANT. For the health and safety of all, please do not join us at this project if you:
- Are experiencing any symptoms or feel unwell
- Share space with someone who is ill
- Have recently traveled out of the country or to any COVID-19 hot spots
- Have been exposed to any confirmed case of COVID-19
Please do not put yourself or anyone else at risk by coming to volunteer when sick. Any volunteer displaying signs of illness during this project will kindly be directed to return home, monitor their health, and volunteer at another time.
Extra Health Precautions to Protect Volunteers
We are taking extra measures to protect all volunteers throughout this project. All volunteers will be expected to follow these rules and requirements.
- ALL volunteers MUST wash hands upon check-in.
- At check-in, only Activate Good and WCPSS representatives will handle pens unless volunteer signature is required. Your ID will NOT be handled by anyone – simply SHOW it at the desk.
- Bring your own PPE: We unfortunately cannot provide PPE such as gloves or masks due to the high demand, but encourage you to bring your own, provided you use it properly.
- There will be lots of hand sanitizer for volunteer use on site
- This project is in a large, airy high school cafeteria with LOTS of room to spread out, away from others.
Workflow will be clearly marked with directional arrows, with the goal of maximizing one-way movement and minimizing contact with others.
- Volunteer seating at least six feet apart will be clearly marked.
- Volunteers are asked to bring ONLY the essentials inside with them – ID, phone, keys, and any PPE – so as to limit the risk of transmission through items.
- Additionally, leaders at each station will encourage frequent handwashing and remind folks to stay at least six feet apart.
- Table surfaces continue to be cleaned and sanitized regularly according to school regulations.
Thank you for your help to ensure 10,500 local kids get access to learn online!
Seeking other ways to volunteer to support local causes during the Coronavirus pandemic? Check out our regularly updated list of volunteer needs, including some remote volunteer projects, here.