Computer technicians are needed to help refurbish laptop and desktop computers, as well as printers, switches and more. This equipment will then be used to support our digital divide and technology access programs serving students, low-income families, non-profits and schools in Washington DC). Computers are essential for distance learning and for social distancing during the COVID-19 crisis. Ideal for experienced technicians and for people needing technology work experience. Our volunteers regularly gain employment in the technology sector as a result of this work experience.
We also need technicians to train and support seniors and homeless people in Washington DC who are staffing a free computer help-desk for disadvantaged people in DC, Maryland and Virginia who otherwise cannot afford technical support. In the process, homeless people get training and experience for employment in the technology industry. This is a new project for us, so technicians with experience designing and staffing a telephone-based technology support help desk are especially important.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About WTA - Maryland
YMCA / Carroll Ave, 8733 Carroll Ave, Unit #4, Silver Spring, MD 20903, US
Pioneering Character and Technology Education Through Service Learning
Provide low income community members with technology training, then apply it in service to the community where activities generate revenue to sustain while providing work-based learning experiences in a member-run technology enterprise.
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
Silver Spring AreaRandolph Road at New Hampshire AvenueSilver Spring, MD20904
July 24, 2020
Basic Computer Skills
IT Help Desk
Must be at least 18
Good PC hardware skills - Loading MS Windows, Windows Update, Driver configuration and troubleshoot