Volunteering Time

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with PBDD to help bridge the digital divide. Please read through the volunteer positions below and then fill out the form at the bottom of the page. Feel free to suggest something related to your skills and interests even if it’s not on the list.

ON-GOING:

Website Tester

Visit  every page on the PBDD website, checking links, noting any bad links or confusing text

  • Skill required: reading
  • Time estimate: 1-3 hours every 4 months
  • Output: email list of any bad links, confusing text

Community Outreach

Represent PBDD at community meetings or events (for example, Connect Chicago networking meetings).

  • Time estimate: 3- 5 hours each meeting
  • Output: notes about meeting indicating key points and  possible follow up with people or item

ONE TIME

White paper assistant researcher/editor

Contact partners with list of questions to gather information for current white paper topic. Read and suggest edits for current white paper draft. Suggest topics for white papers based on partner discussions.

  • Getting started: Contact PBDD for next white paper topic
  • Skill required: reading, analysis, writing
  • Time estimate: 4 – 10 hours
  • Output: Notes from partner interviews. Suggested white paper edits.

Become a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher through PBDD 

  • Getting started: Learn about the MRR program
  • Skill required: Comfortable with computer hardware
  • Time estimate: 20 hours
  • Output: obtain MRR Certification, share knowledge of refurbishing PCs, provide documentation of the process.

Donor database specialist

Research options  and suggest a free donor database requiring  web -server.

  • Getting started: Contact PBDD for material gathered to date & high level requirements
  • Skill required: Software installation, testing
  • Time estimate: 10-40 hours
  • Output: recommendation on donor database to fit needs

 

Database designer

Investigate and set up a database  and user interface for searching for training classes.

  • Getting started: Familiarize yourself with existing training classes listed, review database query criteria developed to date.
  • Skill required: Research, wordpress, database & user interface design
  • Time estimate: 40-80 hours
  • Output: Initial version of training database location system

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