There are two ways to volunteer with Digital Inclusion. The Volunteer Learning Programme offers the chance for volunteers to learn practical IT skills while helping us refurbish donated computers for distribution. Alternately, if you would like to volunteer your time or skills to Digital Inclusion as a driver or a teacher, please see the section General Volunteers.
Volunteer Learning Programme
What is the Digital Inclusion Volunteer Learning Programme?
The Digital Inclusion Volunteer Learning Programme offers volunteers the chance to help us refurbish donated computers while learning practical computer maintenance skills, including:
- Hardware replacement
- Software installation and updates
- Refurbishing laptops, desktops, and iMacs
By donating your time and energy, you will have the chance to learn new skills in a friendly working environment, while helping Digital Inclusion support people in Luxembourg who cannot afford a computer.
How does it work?
We use a mix of classes and hands-on practical learning in our workshop. Our aim is for our volunteer learners to develop practical skills in a friendly working environment, all while building their confidence and practicing their languages.
The programme is open to adults, and to minors aged 16-17 with written permission from their parent or legal guardian. Click here for our Children at Digital Inclusion Policy and Permission Form (PDF).
No prior IT knowledge is needed. The programme is supervised by our IT Technicians and more advanced volunteers also teach beginners. You decide how often you want to attend classes and the workshop. Once a volunteer completes all the learning modules, we will issue a certificate to them that lists all the skills they have acquired.
How to I join?
We hold Beginners Days, an information session for new volunteers, once a month on a Monday, except for August and December.
The next Beginners Day in 2021 will be:
- Monday, 15 November, 13h00-14h00
As places in our classroom are limited, please register your interest by sending an email with your name and the date of the Beginners Day you would like to attend to firstname.lastname@example.org
Covid-19 Protection Measures
Due to Covid-19 protection measures, spaces in our classroom and workshop are limited to ensure everyone can take part safely. Volunteers are asked to wear facemasks and disinfect their hands when they enter Digital Inclusion, and to keep their masks on at all times. Volunteers in the workshop will be given free FFP2 class facemasks to reduce the risk of transmission.
Volunteering as a teacher, translator or driver
We are always very happy when someone wants to teach courses on a volunteer basis!
Given that our courses are always computer-related, we kindly ask volunteer teachers to have a decent IT knowledge and to propose an IT-related subject to teach. For example, if you are interested in teaching some basic programming skills, please let us know which programming languages and throughout how many sessions. It is also possible to assist upcoming courses, but please let us know which one from our course offer.
We also look for volunteer drivers with their own car to help us with deliveries, and volunteers who can translate texts into other languages, in particular Luxembourgish, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Tigrinya, and Persian.
If you are interested in any of these, please send your CV and a cover letter by email to email@example.com.
Other support options
We can also send you posters and paper flyers, simply send us your address.
If you are interested, contact us.