OUR VISION - Making Computer Ownership, Computer Training, and Internet Access possible for all people.

Contact: (517) 485-7581 | Address: 809 Center St. Suite 7B, Lansing MI. 48906

Volunteer

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Close-up of stethoscope on laptop keyboardPeople needed to assist in basic cleanup of donated computers and in testing, initial evaluation, and as assistants to the Instructors at the training sessions. You will gain real world experience in the computer field while providing a service to your community. A big plus on your resume!

Refurbishing Assistance Needed

Assistance is needed in evaluating and refurbishing computers. We also need help in general organizational efforts of the donated computers (lifting and moving). We will train you in what to look for and you will gain hands-on knowledge of component assembly. Typical hours are 1:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. We especially need assistance on the Monday before the first workshop to setup the participant computer stations and in the sessions where we begin the building process of the systems to be used for the next class. Many graduates from the program continue as volunteer training assistants to gain more experience.

Volunteer Technician

As a volunteer technician, you will learn about the hardware to look for in a computer that makes it capable of being updated to become a “Home User Internet Machine”. You will install necessary hardware and learn to perform the procedures to wipe a hard drive and prepare the computer to receive an operating system. You will learn how to setup the operating system, load drivers and software. We will assist you in developing troubleshooting skills for systems that prove challenging. Gain Hands-On Experience in learning:

  • How to format a hard drive
  • Access and adjust Cmos/Bios settings
  • Update the system board Bios
  • How to use the Internet to find upgraded drivers and instruction
  • How to look for and resolve IRQ conflicts and more . . .
  • Great Preparation for taking the MicroSoft A+ certification exam while providing a real service to the community and a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing computer literacy to all people!

Class Session Volunteers

At CTDG we need training assistants for the afternoon group from 1:00 to 3:00 or the evening sessions from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Ideally we would like you to follow an entire class through which currently involves a four week commitment to the eight sessions. Essentially you serve as a roaming tutor to assist the 6 to 10 participants that are being taught what to do by the class instructor. Tuesday and Thursday are the instructor lead sessions and on Tuesdays and Thursdays we offer open lab hours.