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The Restart Project - IT/ Computer Engineering Volunteer

Details of the Charity:

The Restart Project is a people-powered social enterprise that aims to fix our relationship with electronics through community repair sessions and legislative change.

We run regular Restart Parties where people teach each other how to repair their broken and slow devices – from tablets to toasters, from iPhones to headphones. We work with schools and organisations to help them value and use their electronics for longer. And we use the data and stories we collect to help demand better, more sustainable electronics for all.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

Our team is looking for volunteers with a background in Technology and I.T to help us refurbish laptops. We welcome all experience levels and are always learning together.

The I.T Technician will be responsible for the following:

-Troubleshooting, running diagnostics checks.

-Hardware and software repairs.

-Provide system upgrades and migrations.

-Coming up with creative solutions and idea for laptop refurbishment

-Take part in community outreach events (not essential)


Abbey Road Reuse and Recycling, Brent, NW10 7TJ

Time Commitment: 

This wouldn't be a huge commitment and can work around your schedule. We are open every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am-4pm.

There is a weekend opportunity once a month, directly supporting the community.

Skills Required:

  • Some experience or interest in software and hardware repairs of laptops.
  • All experience levels welcome as you are able to learn on the job.

Additional Benefits:

  • Opportunity to share and develop your IT/Computer Engineering skills
  • Volunteer hours to go towards the Brunel Volunteers Award

  • Interested? Apply below:
    Please note '*' denotes mandatory fields
  • Name
  • Have you come to study at Brunel from outside the UK
  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?
  • Would you like to sign-up for a weekly volunteering Newsletter?