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Come join others in a friendly welcoming volunteer environment to make a difference in the lives of children in developing countries . We seek dedicated people with a wide range of technical skills . World Computer Exchange(WCE) is an international educational nonprofit that acquires and refurbishes used computers for shipment to classrooms in developing countries. The Chicago Chapter of WCE is very active. Since 2009 we have shipped over 3000 computer sets to classrooms in developing countries
Since April of 2015, World Computer Exchange Chicago Chapter has shipped 800 computers to classrooms in Honduras, Haiti Mexico and the Dominican Republic. Our 11th,12th,13th and 14th shipments.
The Chicago Chapter of WCE works 3-4 Saturdays/month preparing PCs for shipment. What we do: inventory equipment testing cleaning of equipment wiping hard drives installing operating systems and software repair PCs palletizing for shipment. Teens and adults are welcome. Basic computer skills are needed. All of our tasks except repair can be learned during our orientation.
Our volunteer events are attended by many high school students fulfilling their community service requirements
We work Saturdays from 9-3PM. Our warehouse is in the old Spiegal Catalog Warehouse at 1965 W Pershing Rd(39th St) in Chicago. We will send a YouTube link that will help you find our workshop. Watch us on Ch 7 http://tinyurl.com/WCEChicago Please contact Jack ODonnell to be added to a volunteer email database. Every Monday emails are sent to the members of this database to inform them of upcoming events and to allow them to sign up firstname.lastname@example.org