Computer Exchange is opening on April 2, 2013



Computer Exchange

 The Club’s Computer Exchange is opening on April 2, 2013.  The Exchange is a place where Trenton area high school students can learn IT Essential skills, and participate in hands on work with computers along side area professionals.

 What is the Exchange Area businesses and residents donate used, but working computers to the Exchange for students to erase their memories, install new operating systems, and make necessary modification to ready them for resale at the Exchange.  These used computers are then sold at very reasonable prices, starting at $35, to the greater Trenton community.  Proceeds from the Exchange help fund Club’s Computer & Technology trainings and workplace readiness programs.

 The Exchange is located in the Marrazzo Shopping Center at 1400 Parkway Ave, Ewing NJ.  It is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am to 4 pm.

 Volunteers are needed to assist with the operations of the exchange.  Volunteers normally participate in the exchange activities at least once a month.  Some of the volunteer activity can also be completed away from the Exchange. 

 How can Volunteer Help?

Train High School Teen in computer repair – Would work with the Club Professional Staff on building skills of Club members to eventually take and pass the IT Essential certification.  Volunteers can also provide support and mentoring for teen’s career/college pathway.  Volunteers can drop in anytime during exchange hours.  Mentoring can occur at the Exchange during normal Exchange hours based on mentor and mentee schedules.

 Volunteer at the Exchange to repair computers, installing operating systems, and assisting customer in purchasing the correct computer system.  While volunteers can schedule a specific day/time to volunteer at the Exchange, volunteers are also welcome to just drop in.  We ask each volunteer to commit to (1) volunteer day per month (3 hour shift), schedule permitting.

 Marketing – assist in marketing the exchange both to corporations and groups that would donate used computers to the Exchange, but also to the greater Mercer County community to purchase a computer from the exchange.  Volunteers working on this committee meet quarterly to develop and fine tune a strategy, and allocate tasks.  Work can either be done at the Exchange, Boys & Girls Club or at home, depending on your preference.

 Computer Drives – Work as part of the team which solicits groups to run computer drives for the Exchange, or be the lead in running a computer drive at your company or in your community.

 Computer Transportation – Be part of the team which picks up computers from local businesses or organizations that are hosting computer drives, and bring those computers to the Exchange.  Days and times are scheduled through a transportation coordinator, based on your availability.


Volunteerism                                                   Exchange

Debra Wachspress, 609-392-3191 ext 31       David Anderson, 609-392-3191 ext 12               


Categories: Community Events, Non-Profit

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