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Kramden is truly an organization of and for the community. We could not do what we do without the support of volunteers. Looking to get involved? Consider joining us for one of our weekly or monthly opportunities. Volunteers must be 12 years-old or older and must wear closed-toe shoes. Click here for Kramden’s policy regarding court ordered/recommended service. Volunteer Form – All volunteers must have a volunteer form on file before they can begin at Kramden. Please bring this form with you to your first Kramden event (parent/guardian signature required for volunteers under 18 years of age).

Mini Geek-a-thon/Computer Award Day – April 19

What: A day of working together to refurbish PCs for hardworking students in North Carolina that do not have a home computer. We will need all the help we can get at every “Mini Geek-A-Thon” station from cleaning to final test! You do not have to be a “techie” to get involved with the refurbishing. Our amazing Tech Team will be present to ensure you feel comfortable at any station.

The event will also include a Computer Award Day during shift A where students and their families will come to Kramden to receive their newly refurbished computers. These students were all nominated by their teachers, principals, and/or school counselors and are considered very hardworking students.

Where: Kramden Headquarters – 4915 Prospectus Dr. (Suite J) Durham, NC 27713

How: Volunteers 12 years and older are needed for the following shift:

Shift A: FULL

Shift B: FULL

Email volunteers@kramden.org if you have questions.

* Please wear closed-toe shoes to all Kramden events, no sandals or flip-flops please*

Scrap-A-Thon – TBA

What: Join us for an afternoon dedicated to disassembling, sorting and recycling equipment that we cannot refurbish for use in our programs. Our work space is full and we need your help to make room for more computers.

When: Friday, February 28 (1pm – 4 pm)

Where: Kramden Institute – 4915 Prospectus Dr. Suite J Durham, NC 27713

How: Volunteers 12 and older are welcome.

 

Wednesday Evening Work Nights

What: Wednesday Work Nights (WWN) are dedicated to refurbishing computers for hardworking students in the Triangle and beyond.  Volunteers ages 12 and older are welcome to attend.  Dinner will be served.  If you plan to eat, please consider bringing a contribution of $3 or more to help offset the cost of food.

When: Every Wednesday night from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Where: Our Kramden headquarters in Durham.  We are located at 4915 Prospectus Drive, Suite J Durham, NC 27713 (Click on “Contact Us” on our website for directions.)

How: Register using the online form below.

*Kramden Super Geeks and Management Team Members need not register. Please direct questions to volunteers@kramden.org. * Please wear closed-toe shoes to all Kramden events, no sandals or flip-flops please* Back to Top


Weekday Volunteering

Option 1: Open Monday Kramden will open its doors for volunteers to drop in on Monday afternoons. Volunteers will be assigned to various tasks such as monitor testing, cleaning, or desktop refurbishing. Staff will be available to assist .

  • Volunteers must be 16 or older
  • Participants must volunteer for at least one scheduled event (Wednesday Work Night, Mini Geek-A-Thon) before taking part in a Monday afternoon session.
  • Volunteers need not register.

When: Monday afternoons 1 pm to 5 pm

Where: Kramden Institute – 4915 Prospectus Drive, Suite J, Durham, NC 27713

Option 2: Experienced Volunteers During the weekday Kramden welcomes experienced volunteers. These volunteers refurbish computers or help with special projects. Kramden staff is not regularly available to give direction and assist during the work week so the following requirements must be fulfilled.

  • The volunteer must log at least 20 hours during scheduled events (Wednesday Work Nights/MGATs) before they can volunteer during the weekday.
  • Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older.
  • Volunteers must email  volunteers@kramden.org to schedule their time.
  • Volunteers may only volunteer on Weekdays between 10 am and 4 pm.

When: Weekdays 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Where: Kramden Institute – 4915 Prospectus Drive, Suite J, Durham, NC 27713 * Please wear closed-toe shoes to all Kramden events, no sandals or flip-flops please* Back to Top