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Job Title: Receiving Intern
Hours Weekly: 8-12 hour per week
Days Per Week: 2-3 afternoons per week
Length of Internship: 3 months minimum
Training: Orientation and Training Provided
Free Geek Supervisor: Greg Karpicus


  • Work alongside Free Geek staff to oversee Receiving Area activities
  • Train and supervise volunteers in the Receiving and Basic Testing areas
  • Greet donors and handle incoming hardware donations
  • Follow Oregon E-Cycles procedures for tallying incoming hardware
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Free Geek's hardware needs and recycling policies
  • Distribute hardware throughout the building as needed
  • Communicate effectively and maintain professional rapport with Free Geek staff, volunteers, and donors
  • Understand and help improve Receiving policies and organization
  • Maintain orderliness and cleanliness in Receiving area

Desired Qualifications

  • Able to work well with a large and diverse group of volunteers
  • Customer service skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Interest in Free Geek's reuse and recycling missions
  • Able to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to lift 40-50 pounds and stand for long periods

In addition:

The ideal candidate will be able to work well under stress and maintain a positive attitude in a relatively chaotic setting. The candidate will not be afraid to ask questions, but will be able to work on projects with minimal supervision. The candidate will be able to remain flexible as Free Geek grows and changes.


This position is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable job skills, make a difference for people and the environment, and make connections in the community. Active volunteers are eligible to receive a 20% discount on items in the Free Geek Thrift Store and to become a member of the First Tech Credit Union. Free Geek also offers free computer classes to volunteers. In addition, interns can choose to receive a free computer after volunteering 24 hours in our internship program.

To apply

Please fill out our interest form, and we'll get back to you soon.

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