Saturday 4pm & 2pm
Free Geek depends on volunteers. In fact, more than 5000 people have volunteered with us since we opened in 2006. You don't need computer experience because we'll teach you everything you need to know. If you already have relevant skills, that's great too!
The Adoption Program is for people who want to volunteer for 24 hours in exchange for a computer.
Volunteer internships represent longer-term commitments with more specialized responsibilities. Have a look at the available internships, or suggest your own.
All volunteers are required to complete an orientation before they start volunteering. No experience is required.
Orientations happen 3 times per week at Free Geek:
The orientation is about an hour long. You don't need to phone ahead for an orientation; just show up. Please arrive on time so that you don't interrupt the tour for others. It's good to give yourself an extra few minutes to find Free Geek the first time :)
We take great pride in being able to teach our volunteers skill sets that are applicable in the real world. You will get to work with our amazing staff as well as other eager volunteers who are all waiting to share and learn new skills with you!
Here are some of the areas in which you can begin volunteering:
You get to see it all! Every piece of hardware that comes into Free Geek gets received at this station. You will quickly learn categories of hardware and how to identify them. As well as get to see all of the really interesting and strange items that make their way through our doors. Legend has it that it is not uncommon to see the original IBM PC 5150 come through the door.
This is the first stop for computer towers and desktops. Volunteers evaluate these items and determine whether they are reusable or recyclable. By using a hands-on approach, we will teach you about the various components inside the computer, and how to test the basic functionality!
Learn how to build computers from their basic components. We teach you how to assemble and test the hardware, and then how to install an Operating System. It's exciting and challenging work that may not be for everyone, but has one of the richest educational rewards Free Geek has to offer. We have some great build volunteers that makes this area a fun and dynamic place to build and hone your computer skills.
Are you a people person? Maybe you enjoy the fast pace and buzz of sales? Free Geek offers volunteer positions for those who are looking for real retail experience in a computer store. Assist customers, answer questions, build solutions... these are some of the challenging tasks at which you will become proficient.