FreeGeek Chicago currently holds open volunteer hours, known as "OpenBuild", on Fridays and Sundays. The OpenBuild program provides an excellent opportunity to get tons of hands-on experience with a wide variety of computer hardware and to learn first-hand the challenges and satisfaction of building a working system. Anyone interested in volunteering with FreeGeek Chicago must complete our new volunteer orientation (see below). Volunteers typically spend their time:
New volunteers must complete the FreeGeek Chicago orientation before beginning as a volunteer. Orientation is currently held at 11:30AM on Fridays and Sundays during OpenBuild and usually lasts around 3 hours. New volunteers should arrive for orientation at least ten minutes in advance to sign-in.
Anyone who is 14 years of age or older or has completed the 8th grade can participate as a FreeGeek volunteer. All volunteers under the age of 18 MUST provide FreeGeek with their date-of-birth and have a parent/guardian signature on our liabilty waiver form.
In addition to volunteering on OpenBuild days, FreeGeek is always looking for those who: