Eligibility

You must be at least 18 years old to volunteer for Project Reboot.

We also accept a small number of student volunteers.

Student Volunteers

Project Reboot accepts a limited number of student volunteers for 4 weeks each summer. Student volunteers must at least be going into the 9th grade.

Student volunteers enrolled in Montgomery County Public Schools can earn Student Service Learning (SSL) hours volunteering at Project Reboot during the summer.

Tip:

Our summer volunteer slots fill up quickly. We accept applications as early as May 1st each year.
Send an Email to reboot@projectreboot.org to get on our summer volunteer list.

What to Expect

Although we are only open to the public two days per week, we need volunteers every day. There is no shoratge of work that needs to be done. We accept volunteers for any hours Monday - Friday from 9:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Project Reboot has a very 'laid back' operation. We open each morning around 9:45 AM (so we can miss rush hour traffic). Our dress code is whatever you feel comfortable with (jeans & tshirts are common). Once a month we have a pizza party for all the volunteers.

Other volunteers

Project Reboot has hosted a number of volunteers from community based work programs and those performing Court ordered community service.

Project Reboot believes strongly in supporting our community by offering volunteer opportunities to all.

 

Volunteer for Project Reboot

Project Reboot is part of the Capital PC User Group, Inc. a 501c3 charitable organization and depends on volunteers for 100% of its activities.

Volunteer needs at Project Reboot vary from time to time. However, all of our volunteer needs fall into two broad categories - technical and professional. Depending on your interests and skills we can likely find a spot for you in our organization.

Professional Volunteers

Project Reboot is like any other business in that we have people taking care of the business. Here are some of the needs we have in the non-technical areas:

1. Front desk personnel.

Our front desk personnel interface directly with our clients by inputting their information into our computer systems and assisting our clients in picking out and paying for their refurbished computer system. If you have ever worked in a retail store, this job is for you. Needed on Mondays and Wednesday only.

2. Receptionist and data entry.

Someone to answer the phone and do some light data entry. Needed on Mondays and Wednesdays only.

3. Someone to solicit equipment donations from local school systems and corporations.

We have to keep a constant supply of donated computers. If you have ever been in Sales, this would be a great position for you. Needed any time Monday through Friday. This can even be done from home.

Technical Volunteers

A few of our positions require some technical skills. Please do not apply for these jobs if you are expecting us to train you on how to refurbish computers. We do not have a formal training program to refurbish computers as we expect our volunteers to have some technical skills before they apply for our technical positions.

1. Computer setup

If you can change out memory chips, hard drives and CD/DVD drives you have enough skill for our desktop computer setup positions. Needed Monday through Friday.

2. Printer refurbisher

We don't repair printers. We clean up the working, donated printers then we add ink cartridges and secure the proper drivers. Some technical skills involved. Needed Monday through Friday.

3. Computer repair

This involves fixing computers that clients bring back for repair. Frequent repairs include delousing (removing virus & spyware) and replacing minor computer parts (memory, hard drive, CD/DVD drives, etc.). We also install client spot purchases of Wi-Fi and/or software for the blind. Needed on Mondays and Wednesdays.

4. Laptop rebuilder

Most of the laptops donated to Project Reboot need extensive work to become functional. Replacing keyboards, display panels ,etc are common tasks. Needed Monday through Friday.