Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Technical and Non-Technical


Our YouthTech media and technical enrichment program is offered in the summers and afterschool. If you know about web design and graphics applications and would like to tutor young people, let us know. Or if you are familiar with media literacy and would like to present or help teach it, let us know. The summer 2003 YouthTech runs July 14-August 22 in the afternoons. We plan to begin an afternoon program in September 2003.

Computer Repair Course (we need a motivated volunteer to take the lead in reviving this course, we can provide support)
A lead teacher works with several tutors in order to teach 15 students the basics of computer diagnosis, repair, and upgrade. We hold tutor training sessions before the start of each new class. We held over 30 sessions of the Computer Repair Course and we're very excited by the growing number of people who have taken an interest. For information on the next class and tutor training, click here.

Technical Opportunities, Saturdays, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
We are open almost every Saturday afternoon, except during holidays and 3-day weekends. We have small hardware projects for volunteers to work on anytime between 1:00 and 4:00pm.

These Saturday afternoon sessions are intended for individuals who are somewhat familiar with hardware basics, as we get computers ready for shipment to grassroots organizations in the developing world. They assume a basic level of technical knowledge, but you'll also learn new skills while helping to bridge the so-called digital divide.

Printer Repairs
Do you have experience repairing inkjet or laserjet printers? We receive donated printers that need to be tested, and possibly repaired, before we can pass them on to groups that need them.

Network Installations
Our Local Action Committee helps other social change organizations in the Boston area. They provide computer equipment, installation of computer networks, technical assessments and plans, and some ongoing support. If you would like to learn more about computer networks, or if you have network installation and troubleshooting skills that you want to share with others, you can get involved with our local work. We are looking for volunteers with some computer hardware, and if possible, networking background. For more information click here for our Local Action Committee work.

Locate Sources of Equipment
We rely on 100% donated computer equipment to supply the hardware for our repair class and to provide comuters to grassroots groups here and in developing countries.
We seek donations of Pentium II computers, memory, hard disks, modems, printers, monitors, keyboards, mice and manuals for any of the above. If you or organizations (or companies) you know of can help us, please contact our donations coordinator at Click here for a list of our most urgently needed computer parts.

Help With Donation Pickups
Every week, we receive many offers of equipment, some more valuable than others. If you'd like to help our equipment donations coordinator get equipment or pick it up, please contact

Fundraising, Publicity, Media Literacy, and More!
If you aren't technical but would like to participate, we have opportunities for folks to help with fundraising events, phoning, getting publicity, helping with community outreach, mailings, data entry and lots more. Let us know what skills you'd like to share with us....Thanks!

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