TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM

Stay tuned for our Share Technology Program high school internship postings!  The following roles will be available: "Program Leader," "Social Media/Marketing," "Software and Web Development," "Sales, Finance, and Procurement," "Process and Documentation," and "Hardware Technician."  Please fill out our Intern Interest Form to be notified via email when applications are live.  Please direct any questions to londonr@shareofmclean.org.

Share Technology Program Adult Sponsor

Share is seeking an adult sponsor to oversee its Technology Program.  The sponsor mentors and provides guidance to high school students who refurbish laptops for students in need.  Click here for more information.  Please email London for questions.   

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Technology Office
Technology Office

The Technology Program is housed at the McLean Baptist Church.

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Donated and refurbished laptops
Donated and refurbished laptops

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  • Increasingly, schools and employers are requiring access to a computer to complete work at home and our technology program is working to keep up with the demand for refurbished laptops.

  • Through our technology program, over 600 computers and 100 brand-new printers have been given to families.

  • Many of our volunteers are local high school students interested in IT, but anyone with IT knowledge or computer repair skills is welcome to help.

  • Share Technology Program volunteers also support Share’s internal IT operations and networking on social media platforms.

  • This important program is dependent on the donation of laptops by individuals and businesses.  For information on how to donate computers and what we accept, please see below.

I Need a Computer

The Share Technology Program distributes laptops with current Windows 10 or 11 software to our neighbors in need who receive service from any of Share’s programs on a regular basis (MacBooks may be distributed upon special request). Each Share neighbor is eligible for one computer, however exceptions are possible for families based on certain circumstances. 

Please stop by the Food Pantry on any regular opening and speak with

a volunteer to request a laptop.

Is Your Share Computer Broken?

The Share Technology Program offers a lifetime maintenance guarantee to all clients with computers distributed to them by the Share Technology Program. Computers not distributed by Share will be eligible for maintenance soon – please check back with us.

To know if your computer is from Share, it must have an identification number of AXXX, BXXX, or CXXX (Example: A010, B167, or C019).   The identification number can be found as the computer name, written in the battery casing, on a piece of tape on the laptop, or under a barcode taped onto the laptop.

I Want to Volunteer

The experience gained by volunteering at the Share Technology Program is extremely valuable. Volunteers learn about business, leadership, and IT.  Participants often pursue paid IT work using the skills they develop by volunteering with the Technology Program. The Technology Program will be offering high school student internships by the end of 2022 – please check this page for an update and fill out the Intern Interest Form.

What we look for in a volunteer

  • High self-motivation

  • Strong communication skills

  • Leadership potential

  • Some computer hardware, software or coding experience

  • Ability to commit at least four hours per week mainly on Saturdays

  • Willingness to learn and uphold Share’s values

 

Please fill out this form if you are interested or email  technology@shareofmclean.org.

I Want to Donate a Computer

Please click here for list of items we can accept: 

 Acceptable IT Donations

We understand concerns about potentially sensitive data and information on donated computers’ hard drives. At the Share Technology Program, we take data security very seriously. All donated equipment is kept in a locked room under motion detection video surveillance. Computers are never booted up upon donation, and are instead formatted to DoD standards and the operating system (OS) is reinstalled, so none of the previous information on your computer remains. If a hard drive cannot be used (e.g. breaks or is too small in capacity), it is dismantled and destroyed in such a way to ensure that no recoverable data remains.

Please bring laptop donations to Share during our normal food pantry hours. If something is not listed below but you believe it suitable for donation, please contact us at technology@shareofmclean.org

How Can My Company Donate?