At Kramden, we are an organization of the community and for the community. We could not do what we do without the support of thousands of volunteers who generously give their time and passion.

From refurbishing computers to award days where we give these computers to great students, to recycling drives around the state – we are always looking for volunteers with a passion for our mission and a willingness to help.

Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday Work Night

Volunteers join us every Wednesday night and participate in all aspects of the refurbishing process including desktop refurbishing and monitor testing. Anyone 16 or older can take part, no experience required. Volunteers must register in advance. Dinner will be served ($3 suggested donation).

When: Wednesday 4 pm – 8 pm

Mini Geek-a-Thon (MGAT)

*SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

During a MGAT, volunteers either work in our warehouse refurbishing computers or spend time helping give computers to students. Like the WWN, anyone 16 or older can participate. All volunteers must register in advance. Lunch is served for the morning shift ($3 suggested donation).

When: 3rd Saturday of the month, 9 am-1 pm, 1 pm-5 pm

Daytime Volunteering

*SUSPENDED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE*

Volunteer opportunities during the weekday are limited but there are options for those who qualify. Volunteers will be assigned to various tasks such as monitor testing, cleaning, desktop refurbishing, etc. Advanced registration is required.

When:

  • Mondays, 1-5 pm (must be 16 or older)
  • Tuesdays, 1-5 pm (must be 16 or older)
  • Thursdays, 10 am – 2 pm (must be 16 or older)
  • Fridays, 10 am – 2 pm (must be 16 or older)

Help Teach!

Share your knowledge! Kramden teaches basic digital literacy classes as well as more advanced topics to any and all members of the community interested in learning more. If you have a passion for teaching or special expertise on a specific tech topic, please email us at volunteers@kramden.org to see whether you might be able to help. Kramden is also looking for volunteers willing to be teaching assistants in our classrooms.

When: Basic digital literacy classes are taught on Mondays from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Other classes will occur at different times and are not always held at Kramden.

Corporate or Organizational Volunteering

Kramden offers several unique sponsorship opportunities for businesses, corporations, foundations, or individuals who want to make a tangible contribution to their community! Learn more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Wednesday Worknights

Volunteer events will be posted on our Eventbrite page every Thursday at noon.

Frequently Asked Questions

Not at all! We have detailed instructions and experienced volunteers to help you out. No tech knowledge necessary.

As long as you are 16 years of age or older, YES! If you are under 18, you can volunteer but you will need a parent or guardian to sign the registration form (volunteers will receive this in an email prior to the 1st volunteer event). Please note that some opportunities have special requirements.

Yes, groups are welcome to participate in Kramden volunteer events. Groups of 5 or more should email volunteers@kramden.org to check availability. Corporate groups who would like to volunteer outside of our scheduled event times should take a look at opportunities on the Group Sponsorship page.

Unless noted differently, all volunteer events are held at Kramden Institute. Directions HERE.

NO! You must sign up for an event. Once signed up, volunteers should expect to receive an email prior to the event with additional details.

Super Geeks can come to any event without first registering.

You must wear closed-toe shoes. No flip-flops, sandals, birkenstocks, etc. You get the picture. Other than that, wear what you want – no offensive language or pictures please!

It depends. At our Wednesday Work Nights and Mini-Geek-A-Thons, we usually have food and drinks. We ask for a food donation of $3 or so to offset the cost.

We offer Mandatory Service opportunities as well. Please scroll below to see more information about our Mandatory Service guidelines.

Yes! Just head over to our Group Sponsorships page to see how we can work together.

Mandatory Service

Mandatory Service

Kramden Institute welcomes select volunteers needing to complete court-related community service. Community service hours for any court-related requirement includes, but is not limited to, any lawyer-recommended service, court-appointed service as well as individuals needing to complete hours for a pending charge. If you are unsure whether you fall into these categories, please email us at volunteers@kramden.org

All approved mandatory community service volunteers choosing to complete their hours at Kramden must meet with the Director of Programs before any community service hours can be fulfilled. The Director of Programs will review Kramden’s current volunteer needs, schedule and code of conduct. Volunteers must bring all necessary court documentation concerning their community service assignment. Additionally, all volunteers must first complete the New Volunteer Information Form and any volunteer under the age of 18 must return this form with a signed parental release before any volunteer hours are completed. If your volunteer documentation must be notarized, Kramden will require a $15 administrative fee.

Please note that Kramden only accepts certain types of non-violent offenders:

  1. Traffic violations
  2. Driving while impaired (alcohol only)
  3. Non-violent misdemeanors except larceny and vandalism