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Computer Distribution/Adoption

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ORGANIZATION: Comp-U-Dopt, Inc.

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 1 person is interested
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We currently offer different volunteer opportunities on an ongoing basis and a few options to volunteer for our fundraisers.
Take a look at a few ways to get involved with our organization:

  • Computer distribution
    • Compudopt always needs help with distributions held every other Saturday from 9 am-12 pm.
  • Tech prep/make-ready
    • On these days, volunteers work behind the scenes to prepare for computer distributions. This includes cleaning computers, packing boxes for our distributions, and other warehouse preparations.
  • Program Assistant
    • This is held at different locations throughout the week between 3:30 PM and 6:00 PM. Duties include assisting students with the program curriculum, mentoring, and troubleshooting. Background check and 12-week commitment required.
Volunteers can participate between 9 AM and 3 PM on weekdays and 9 AM to 1 PM Saturdays (excluding Program Assistant).

If you are interested in assisting in any of these areas, please contact me with a preference and we can finalize the details. Your help is not only appreciated, but also impactful to the success of our mission and the families we serve. We look forward to working with you!

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About Comp-U-Dopt, Inc.

Location:

1602 Airline Drive, Houston, TX 77009, US

Mission Statement

Comp-U-Dopt has as its mission three related goals:

1) Assisting corporations with their environmental stewardship by providing an avenue for donation of used computers that avoids data security issues, avoids software license issues, is environmentally friendly, and supports a worthwhile cause;

2) Providing computers to children in underserved communities in the greater Houston area; and

3) Providing basic and intermediate computer education to computer donation recepients.

Description

Comp-U-Dopt accepts donations of complete computers (computer, monitor, keyboard and mouse) with hard drives and Pentium II processors or higher. The hard drives are wiped to DoD standards; the computer is never booted on the original operating system. Edubuntu, a special education version of the ubuntu release of Linux is loaded on the machines, which includes Open Office and various educational games.

Houston area children in elementary school (grades 3-5) and junior high school (grades 6-8) may apply to receive a computer by filling out the application form available at www.compudopt.org. This application requires writing a short description of why the child wants a computer, and what he/she intends to do with it. Children are selected by area on a first come, first served basis.

To receive a computer, the child and a parent/guardian must attend a 2-hour "adoption session", where the child will learn basic operation of the computer. At the end of the session, the child must write a thank-you note, which is sent by Comp-U-Dopt to the computer donor. Additional optional classes are available to learn more advanced skills.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Computers & Technology
Children & Youth, Community, Computers & Technology

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Greater Houston AreaHouston, TX 77009

(29.79018,-95.36778)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Distributions are from 9am-12pm and volunteers are asked to arrive between 8:15am-8:45am
  • Volunteers under 18 must have a parent or guardian.

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