Here’s the email I sent to Madison House, University of Virginia’s student volunteer organization. I’ve got a big place in my heart for Madison House – they used to provide the skiers who helped my son in the local Skiing for the Blind events.
“Dear Madison House,
I’ve never done this before but I’d like to apply for some tech helpers. I fully understand that top priority is matching UVA tutors with individual students, but if you have extra volunteers, I’d love to have some regular online writing helpers for our Writers Share project in the library. It would involve working with individual students on editing, writing, coming up with ideas, working on writing fluency and learning some basic blogging skills.
I would be there with the group to help and guide the volunteers.
Thanks for considering my request, Melissa Techman”