Computer Technician


(38.89544,-77.01329)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

CCNV Homeless Shelter425 2nd St. NWWashington, DC 20001

Students Graduating from One Week of MS Office Training

About

The WTA needs volunteers with experience in computer hardware, MS Office Applications or other technology skills to provide technology products and services to the homeless, the unemployed, or to other non-profit organizations. Volunteers can also train the homeless in technology skills and how to train others in these skills.

Activities include:

Refurbish and repair surplus computers and provide them to the homeless and low income families. We need help in many areas: 1. Pick up surplus computers from local corporations 2. Refurbish computers - Configure hardware, wipe hard drive, reload O/S and applications 3. Troubleshoot PC problems for low-income adults 4. Hold community training classes in Windows, Office, etc.

- Training classes - Training community organizations in Excel, Word, Powerpoint and other popular software applications -Students in our project-based multimedia program produce web sites for organizations in their local community. From these programs has emerged a statewide student-based technology company called "WildTech Student Enterprises". The program begins by training teachers in project-based technology curriculum, procedures, and how to act as entrepreneurs leading self-sustaining student-based technology enterprises in their schools

Volunteers operate these activities as though they are managing a real technology company (they are...albeit non-profit!), thus gain management skills and job experience leading to gainful employment.

Skills

  • Web Design
  • E-commerce
  • PC Platform
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • IT Help Desk
  • IT Consulting

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Very flexible. Daytime, evenings or weekends
  • People looking for incredibly fulfillling work serving the poor with technology and training
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