Goodwill is always in need of volunteers to participate in the disassembling of donated computers that will be resold or recycled.
Donating your time as a GreenWorks volunteer will directly impact the massive problem of electronic waste (e-waste). According to the Environment Protection Agency, 1 million recycled desktop computers can prevent the release of greenhouse gases equal to the emissions of 16,000 passenger cars annually.
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas diverts 9 tons from landfills each day and is a national pioneer in recycling e-waste. In 2004, we partnered with Dell to found the Dell Reconnect initiative, and since then the program has recycled more than 230 million pounds of e-waste. Dell Reconnect now includes 100+ Goodwills nationally, and is a critical component in achieving Dell’s goal of recycling 1 billion pounds of e-waste globally by 2014.
Goodwill’s mission is generating lifelong connections to work; the GreenWorks program supports this mission through the proceeds of recycled computer components. When we sell used computers or earn revenue through recycling parts, these funds are used to help Central Texans with barriers to employment become financially independent.
As a volunteer at GreenWorks you will take apart donated computers. After removing and separating internal computer components, Goodwill’s trained professionals will test parts for usability and make sure that all used computers are wiped clean of any personal data. The parts that pass inspection are either resold individually in our Computer Works store or are reused to replace broken parts of newer systems. The parts that do not pass inspection are recycled.
Now that you know all about GreenWorks, let’s partner together to be the change we want to see.
If you are interested in volunteering or receiving more information please fill out the Individual Volunteer Application.
If you would like to schedule a group volunteer opportunity please fill out the Group Volunteer Application.
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