Free Geek Vancouver

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Free Geek Vancouver will be CLOSED on Saturday, July 1 for Canada Day.

We are actively seeking donations of cellphones, both working and not, for a special grant project. Please include the charger and remove any passwords from the device at the time of donation.

1820 Pandora Street (map)
Vancouver, BC
V5L 1M5
604-879-GEEK (4335)
info@freegeekvancouver.org

Hours of Operation

Volunteering:
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm

Thrift Store:
Monday - 11am-6pm
Tuesday - 11am-6pm
Wednesday - 11am-8pm
Thursday - 11am-6pm
Friday - 11am-6pm
Saturday - 11am-6pm

Donations:
Tuesday - Saturday, 11am-6pm*
* Please note: we may be unable to accept very large donations after 5PM. We cannot accept donations on Mondays.

Open Help Night

Wednesdays, 6pm-9pm

Public Tour

Saturdays, 4pm-5pm


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Learn

Free Geek is a learning centric environment. In addition to many volunteer training opportunities, we offer free tech-support workshops.

Open Help Night

Join us for a free drop-in night of skill-sharing, problem-solving, and education.

Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00pm at Free Geek

Entry via back door. Bike parking located in the front. Unfortunately our location is currently not wheelchair accessible.

No pre-registration required; first-come, first-served.

Getting Help

All are welcome, from beginners to pros.

Want to try free and open source software, install GNU/Linux on your computer, or have a more complex question? Drop in & write your name and question on the whiteboard; a volunteer helper will come find you and lend a hand.

We assist folks who have open source software issues, hardware problems, or who are just plain curious. If you want to see what free and open source is all about, or try the Ubuntu operating system, this is the perfect opportunity!

If you are already running a distribution of GNU/Linux, you might consider bringing your computer down so we can work together to solve your difficulties.

Assistance by donation, which goes to Free Geek to cover operating costs.

Helping others

We're always in need of extra helpers with skills and patience!

Particular areas in demand: GNU/Linux & wireless, Ubuntu installs, hardware issues. Feel free to drop by and let us know you've come to help.

Volunteers helping each other

Free Open Source Software

We use free and open source software wherever possible, and promote the free software philosophy in other ways, such as transparent collaboration with others. The free software philosophy, with its emphasis on mutual assistance and freedom, is important to what we are; all of our software, documentation, and policies are open to whoever wants to avoid reinventing the wheels we've made.

UbuntuAt Free Geek you will learn our Linux distro of choice: Ubuntu. This version of Linux is great for novices and experts alike. We use it everywhere from our rack mounted servers to the public terminals in our mezzanine. You will learn how to install Ubuntu and use the Operating System.

Learn along side other volunteers, and share the tips you learn with new volunteers, as you begin to acquire a great skill set in an amazing operating system. For those curious folks here are some links to help you get started on your new education!