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Learn about computers and other electronics - help us build computers for community

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FREE GEEK TWIN CITIES

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 2 people are interested
During one of the orientations

* How to get started *
Please see our volunteering section on web page for details on how to get started:
https://www.freegeektwincities.org/volunteering/

* Hands on Experience with IT *
There are many reasons people choose to spend their time at Free Geek. Absolutely no previous experience is required for new volunteers -- everyone is welcome. Volunteering in our Recycling, Test or Build areas can be a rich opportunity for hands-on education which is in line with Free Geek's mission of countering the digital divide. It's also simply a chance to have a lot of fun and hang out with great people!

Free Geek is a great place to build work-related skills and job experience. Since Free Geek does not require any level of experience from new volunteers, it can be a great way to acquire a new set of skills. You'll work with basic hardware components, PXE booting, and the various procedures used in our Recycling, Testing and Build rooms. Free Geek is also happy to help with job references for regular volunteers -- just let us know if you're interested in this when you come in and we'll set you up with a supervisor who can give an informed recommendation.

To learn more or to get started visit our website at:
https://www.freegeektwincities.org/volunteering/

You can find out more about history and operations at Free Geek Twin Cities from the video created by "This Does Not Compute" local YouTube channel:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0JIOqjsfnE

More opportunities with FREE GEEK TWIN CITIES

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About FREE GEEK TWIN CITIES

Location:

2537 25TH AVE S, MINNEAPOLIS, MN 55406, US

Mission Statement

Free Geek Twin Cities (FGTC) is dedicated to addressing the following issues though direct, local, community-driven action: The Digital Divide There are still many people in our community that do not have access to computers and the Internet. There are many reasons for this gap in our population, but one of our main goals is alleviate this problem through work and education. Volunteers work in programs where they gain skills on how to use, build, and understand computers, and in the process earn a free computer. Electronic Waste (eWaste) With the rapid growth of technology, our community has created large quantities of electronic waste. FGTC accepts this waste and its first goal is to reuse this material and refurbish it into a new computer to give to volunteers or to sell in our thrift store. It is not always possible to reuse all the materials we get, so we are dedicated to recycling those materials in a way that is both environmentally and socially friendly.

Description

Free Geek Twin Cities (FGTC) is dedicated to addressing the following issues though direct, local, community-driven action:

The Digital Divide
There are still many people in our community that do not have access to computers and the Internet. There are many reasons for this gap in our population, but one of our main goals is alleviate this problem through work and education. Volunteers work in programs where they gain skills on how to use, build, and understand computers, and in the process earn a free computer.

Electronic Waste (eWaste)
With the rapid growth of technology, our community has created large quantities of electronic waste. FGTC accepts this waste and its first goal is to reuse this material and refurbish it into a new computer to give to volunteers or to sell in our thrift store. It is not always possible to reuse all the materials we get, so we are dedicated to recycling those materials in a way that is both environmentally and socially friendly.

Computers & Technology

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2537 25th Ave S.Minneapolis, MN 55406

(44.95588,-93.23586)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Macintosh Platform
  • PC Platform

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers can volunteer as much or as little as they can.

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