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Volunteer Opportunity: Boston Tech Day

Are you interested in using your tech skills to make a difference in our community? If so, we have an exciting volunteer opportunity that we think will interest you.

On Saturday, November 21st, Open Air Boston, TechBoston, and the Castle Square Technology Center will be hosting Boston Tech Day at the John D. O'Bryant High School in Roxbury.

During this event, computer-savvy volunteers will offer free computer repair services and provide one-on-one computer training to low-income Boston residents. A lack of affordable computer repair services and a lack of knowledge about how to make use of relevant programs and Internet services are two of the most significant barriers to technology use for low-income families.

We are looking for:
  • Volunteers who are experienced with PC maintenance and repair and feel comfortable working on other people's computers. We will supply tools and software, but please feel free to bring your own.

  • Volunteers who feel comfortable working one-on-one with families with little or no computer experience and can demonstrate technologies such as email and web browsing and useful websites such as as Google
    and Google Maps.

  • Volunteers who can help with the logistics of the event - signing people in, offering directions, etc. It would be particularly helpful if you speak a second language.
Boston Tech Day will take place from 10am to 2:30pm on Saturday, November 21st at the John D. O'Bryant High School in Roxbury. Volunteers should arrive at 9am for orientation. The school is located at: 55 Malcolm X. Boulevard, Building #3, Roxbury, MA 02120. We will provide coffee and lunch for volunteers. The school is accessible from the T and parking will be available. Tech-savvy high school students will have an opportunity to earn money for their hands-on technical help.

To sign up, please contact me with your name, email address, telephone number, whether you want to volunteer for training or repair work, and a very brief statement about your relevant experience.

Also, please feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who might be interested.

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