Not only will you learn to build a computer and gain valuable job skills — your contribution will benefit the environment and enable digital access for everyone in our community!
Volunteers and K-12 students in the Montréal metro area can earn a computer from Free Geek! Nonprofits, schools and community change organizations are eligible to apply for a grant from Free Geek.
The Free Geek Unique Story
Free Geek Montréal's Nonprofit organization and operational model was adapted from the highly successful model of the first Free Geek organization, founded in Portland, Oregon in 2000. It has a 22,000 square ft facility, and an annual budget of over $1,800,000 USD. There are currently nine Free Geek organisations in the United States; Free Geek Montréal is the Thrid Free Geek in Canada followed by Free Geek Toronto and Free Geek Vancouver.
Free Geek will be an acknowledged leader and recognized community resource for low/no cost digital access and literacy in the community.
We are an accessible organization that leads the industry in its reuse rates of equipment donations and provides flexible education and meaningful volunteer opportunities to our community.
Free Geek has strong partnerships formalized with at least a dozen community, government, non-profit and industry organizations to enhance and enable our mission.
We are considered a great place to work that includes a living wage, strong staff development, staff career paths and a culture that supports a diverse community.
We have a yearly balanced budget with more than 50% of our revenue coming from outside of earned income sources and a 12 -month operating reserve.
Free Geek Montréal aims to provide the following services to those in the Montréal metro area:
Want to learn how to build computers, save the environment from toxic e-waste, and transform the lives of people in your community? We have a place for you here at Free Geek Montréal!
Free Geek Montréal volunteers are the driving force behind our mission. As a volunteer, you’ll receive:
A free desktop computer with warranty after 24 hours of service. and more.
Have you performed 24 hours of volunteer service in the past year in your community? If so, you can earn a computer from Free Geek Montréal!How To Apply
What can you learn at Free Geek Montréal? All of our classes are open to the public. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. Free Geek Montréal offers a mix of recurring and specialty technology classes. Our topics include: Windows | Linux Computer Basics | Privacy & Security | Programming | Creative Media & Design | Hardware | CloudTake A Class
Free Geek Montréal’s Hardware Refurbished Technology, Website creation, IT Consultant and Technical Support Grants program connects qualifying nonprofits, government, PME with free and low-cost.Contact Us Now
Our store sells everything from cables to complete computer systems. Whatever your level of experience, our friendly staff are happy to answer your questions and help you find the solution you need.
You can visit The Free Geek Montréal Store in-person or purchase items online. Best of all, 100 percent of every purchase you make directly supports Free Geek Montréal’s mission.
Free Geek Montréal offers a variety of internships for those who have the time, interest, and motivation to work outside the scope of our main volunteer program. These competitive, challenging, and highly-valued positions play a vital role in Free Geek Montréal’s organizational health and come with added benefits.How to Apply
While you’re welcome to bring items directly to our facility for donation, Free Geek Montréal provides a paid pickup service for businesses, nonprofits, and residential customers throughout the Montréal metro area.Pickup schedule
At Free Geek Montréal, we take care to ensure the safety of your data-containing devices. Our data security promise extends to desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and all other data-containing devices.Get Proof of Destruction
responsibly reusing technology and securely handling all data entrusted to us.
education that demystifies technology and empowers our community.
in strong relationships with other change organizations to mutually further our missions.
digital technology should be accessible to everyone at minimal cost.
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