God knows, I haven’t always gotten along with these guys, but finally after many years of phone/email/in-person tag we got together thanks to the ever-vigilant and helpful Tim Adkins. Their mission is to teach low-income people how to repair computers, and they also sell computers and parts and do repairs for the public. When I got Dave, my current computer, Tim installed Ubuntu on it for me, helping me get around the fact it was a Windows machine that was password-protected and the only person who knew the password was dead.
And on that happy note, here’s the job listing. Note that it’s for students ONLY. And may I just say how much I HATE reformatting things from e-newsletters?
E-Waste Recycling Student Internship Free Geek - *http://freegeekvancouver.org* - is an environmentally-conscious, non-profit community technology centre. We have an opening for an E-Waste Recycling Student Intern. Our work environment is fun, dynamic and challenging. Term of employment – Starting immediately, until Aug 29th 2012 40 hours per week $10.25 hourly Eligibility Candidates are required to be all of the following: Age 15 to 30 Full-time student during the past school year Intend to return to school full-time in Fall 2012 Canadian citizen, or permanent resident, or convention refugee Free Geek is an Affirmative Action employer, students with disabilities, Aboriginal students, women, LGTB students and students who are members of visible minority groups are encouraged to apply. Responsibilities: Manage and instruct volunteers at their stations: dismantle, evaluation, build, device testing/wiping Work in the recycling warehouse Respond to inquiries about our Volunteer Program & Orientations (phone, email, in person) - Input data related to volunteer programs and information - Lead regular orientation tours of the facility for new volunteers Benefits The student will be given: A supportive learning environment - A possible reference letter for future employment. - Free access to the educational workshops open to volunteers at Free Geek How to apply pplicants must be available to start no later than June 5th. Only interview candidates will be contacted. Email resumes in plain text or PDF format to: *michael at freegeekvancouver dot org* Or, you can deliver resumes by hand to Free Geek, 1820 Pandora, Tues-Sat, 11am-6pm.