Free Geek Toronto has a community hub which provides free access to computers and the Internet, including a WiFi hotspot for those with their own devices, during our operating hours. Our team also offers basic computer troubleshooting and knowledge so community members can make informed decisions about their hardware selections. Currently Free Geek Toronto does not offer technical support or computer repair services.
Available at Free Geek’s workspace:
- 4 Computers with access to the Internet and loaded with LibreOffice, Firefox, Chrome, VLC Player, and GIMP.
- Black & White Printing*
- Wi-Fi Hotspot
- Tools for disassembly
- Linux Mint 18.2 live boot USBs
- Blank DVDs and CDs available*
* Costs associated with service: donation requested for print jobs over 8 pages, individual DVDs and CDs are available for $1 each.
Introductory workshops on basic digital literacy concepts form the core of a curriculum, which includes basic hardware, computer applications, using Linux, and Internet safety. Free Geek Toronto’s workshops are taught by experienced volunteers and staff. Our workshops focus is primarily on making people feel comfortable and confident when using technology. Workshops take place both on-site and at partner community organizations.
Contact us for more details.
Free Geek Toronto is a small organization that focuses on supporting volunteers to be doing meaningful work that lets them grow their own skills and knowledge while helping us keep electronics from the landfill. Volunteers help with many aspects of our operations including social media marketing, writing reports, applying for grants, attending events to talk up Free Geek, sorting through the e-waste donations for usable tech, running workshops, and becoming leaders within Free Geek! There’s more to being a volunteer at Free Geek Toronto than simply refurbishing computers!
Please note that to volunteer at Free Geek Toronto you have to be over the age of 18.