Volunteer Instructor


Cause Areas


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


1731 SE 10th Ave.Portland, OR 97214


Free Geek is always looking for new volunteer instructors. Gain teaching skills while giving back to your community! You may teach from our pre-constructed curriculum in one of our consistently offered classes, or work with Free Geek to develop new curriculum based on your interests and skills.

General Responsibilities

  • Lead classes: Set up before class, teach, answer participant questions, and put away materials after class

  • Teach individuals of varying experience and ability basic computer skills

  • Encourage participants to take other available classes

  • Collaborate with Free Geek staff and fellow volunteers on developing class curriculum

  • Communicate online with Education Coordinator and fellow teachers to set monthly teaching schedule

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable of basic computer use

  • Patient and interested in teaching people from a range of backgrounds and abilities

  • Enjoys and works well with people

  • Self-motivated

  • Fluency in languages other than English is a big plus, but not required

Application Process

  1. Take a tour of Free Geek to check out our facility and culture. We offer tours at 11am and 4pm every day Tuesday through Saturday.

  2. Fill out the application at the bottom of the page on freegeek.org/classes. A Free Geek staff member will get back to you within two weeks.

  3. Come in for an interview. We’ll discuss your interests, qualifications, and availability, and determine if teaching at Free Geek is a good fit. We’ll find the right opportunity for you!


  • Organization
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4-16 hours/month, flexible duration of teaching

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