PDX Women In Tech (PDXWIT) Volunteering with Free Geek
Most classes require prior sign up. Please check in at the front desk when you arrive to let them know you are here for the class. Bags must be checked at the front entrance.
Free Geek and PDXWIT are partnering up for our first group volunteer activity. Dani Schulte will be teaching volunteers how to manually disassemble computers, peripheral electronic devices, and other electronic hardware.
Manual disassembly is important for 2 main reasons:
Significantly reduces landfill-bound waste from electronics in comparison to mechanized recycling done by for-profit recycling operations.
Produces high-quality separated metals.
Dani will do a brief orientation with you when you arrive at 3:30pm. Must read, fill out, and sign the Volunteer Application (unless you have volunteered here before). The Group Volunteer Form must also be filled out. All the required forms will be emailed to the volunteers closer to the event. Please bring the applications and the Group Form when you come to volunteer!
Hand tools, power drills, aprons, safety goggles and gloves provided - close-toed shoes are required to volunteer at Free Geek.
PDXWIT is a community-based non-profit organization. Our purpose is to strengthen the Portland women in tech community by offering: educational programs, partnerships, mentorships, resources and opportunities. We are unifying a supportive environment for current and potential women in tech, all of whom are committed to helping each other. Our goal is to bring together and empower women in tech and to encourage others to pursue tech careers. This is our step towards reducing the gender imbalance in the industry and addressing the current negative effects of that imbalance on women.