Donate Your Time
July 2018 Update: We have had such a response to our need for volunteers that we now have too many! We apologize, but until at least the end of summer we will not be able to accommodate more. We appreciate your interest and hope you will consider us again in the future.
We are always in need of new faces to volunteer at our center! We have fun working and improving others lives! No experience is necessary, you will receive all the training you need at our center. Our volunteers refurbish donated computers to get them ready for use by blind and low vision clients. This is a great experience to learn a bit about computers and how they work. We are open Monday-Thursday and Saturday.
As a volunteer, you will be taught all the steps needed to set a computer up and get all the specialized software running for our clients.
The tasks may include:
- Checking in/verifying donations to be built for clients
- Maintaining/managing inventory
- Wiping donated hard drives clean
- Imaging hard drives with our customized setup
- Cleaning the internals of the computer
- Replacing the hard drive, memory and other internals of the computer
- Setting up system options and software for the client
- Repairing returned problem systems
Apart from working in our center, we also have other areas of need for volunteer service.
- Marketing, Social Media, Public Relations and Communications backgrounds
- Strong corporate Information Technology contacts
- Experience in finding and working with donors to get equipment
- Board Leadership in a Not-for-Profit environment
What to Do
Volunteers: Please note our change in address. We have moved next door to suite 206. Our summer hours are also different, we are open longer so you can have more time to help us build.
If you are looking to volunteer to help build computers in our Refurbishing Center, we are located in Richardson, Texas. Our office is on the North side of the business complex. Complete address:
1201 S Sherman St., Suite 206
Richardson, Texas 75081
Our center hours:
If you volunteer with us, we ask that you come at least twice a month. We spend some time teaching the build process and you will work alongside one of our seasoned volunteers to get started. We put in the time to teach you, so we want to see you often! When you arrive, look for Jennifer or Nathan to help you get started. Volunteering at our Center can also count for hours towards school or church programs!
Please fill out the form below before you come for the first time, so we have your information. However, you don't need to wait for us to respond to come! Come in when you are able, no appointment or advance notice needed.
Let us know you want to help!
As the post at the beginning of the page says, we have too many volunteers right now and are not able to accept more for a while. If you are still interested, you may fill out the form and we will email you when we have a need again. We are grateful for your willingness to help us.
We will try to respond to your request quickly, but it is easier if you just come in while we are open!