“Volunteering is an act of heroism on a grand scale. And it matters profoundly. It does more than help people beat the odds; it changes the odds.”– William J. Clinton
It has been proven that people who volunteer are happier in life and are more likely to find employment. Volunteering increases your self-confidence and gives you a great sense of accomplishment.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated on December 5th. The goal of this day is not just to get others to volunteer, it’s to change their mindset and attitudes so we would all work together to create a better world.
This year ERA welcomed a group of students from the Calgary French & International School who volunteered their time as part of their annual Volunteer Day initiative.
The students gained hands-on experience with computer refurbishment which duties include:
- Sorting of cables (VGA & DVI, power cords, AC adapters, KVM cables)
- Sorting of hard disk drives (IDE/SCSI/SATA by rough size)
- Removal of decals (utilizing heat guns)
- Monitoring Testing
- Assist in the unloading of shipments
- Sorting of laptop bags
- Sorting of RAM
- Strip non-operational or incomplete machines for reusable parts (RAM, HDDs, power supplies, CPUs, motherboards etc.)
- Tidying warehouse workstations
- Cleaning equipment
Volunteering with ERA is a great way to fulfill your community service goals while gaining excellent computer experience.
The Electronic Recycling Associations (ERA) works with charities across the country to provide refurbished electronics for their programs. This way we can do our part in helping them achieve their goals and help others. The ERA has helped hundreds of organizations and individuals each year by donating much needed computer equipment.