There are a variety of ways in which Volunteers can help with the Boys & Girls Club Computer Exchange.
Train High School Teens in computer repair – Work alongside Boys & Girls Club staff members on building teens’ skills with the goal that they will undertake and pass the IT Essential certification. Volunteers also can offer guidance for teens about computer and technology career paths. Volunteers can drop by at any time during Computer Exchange hours. Mentoring sessions can be scheduled at the Computer Exchange during normal business hours based on mentor and mentee schedules.
Volunteer at the Exchange to repair computers, install operating systems, and assist customers in purchasing computer equipment. Volunteers are encouraged to drop in at any time. However, the Boys & Girls Club requests that volunteers commit to one (1) volunteer shift (3 hours) per month.
Promoting the Computer Exchange – Assist in marketing the exchange to both corporations and community groups that may wish to donate used computers to the Exchange. Also, publicize the availability of used computers for purchase to the greater Mercer County community. Volunteers working on this committee will meet quarterly to develop strategies and allocate tasks.
Organizing Computer Drives – Work as part of a team that recruits organizations to run computer drives for the Exchange. Individuals also are needed to lead computer drives at their companies, churches, and civic groups.
Transportation – Become part of a team that picks up computer donations at local businesses or at computer drives and then takes them to the Computer Exchange. Dates and times are scheduled through a transportation coordinator, based on availability.
To learn more about how to volunteer at the Computer Exchange, contact Kelly Watts, 609-392-3191 ext 127.