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Workshop Technician

Camara Education

About Camara Education

Camara Education operates as a social enterprise and operates in two distinct business lines: ‘Education Delivery’ and ‘Computer Reuse’. The connection between these two, seemingly disparate activities is TECHNOLOGY.
We take in used computers from Irish companies and individuals, wipe their hard drives of data (in line with US Department of Defense standards), refurbish and load them with educational software before setting them up as Learning Centres in schools in Africa and Ireland. We train teachers to use these computers as tools to improve the delivery of education to their students. We produce computer training and educational multimedia materials for use by teachers and children.

What's Involved

Camara Education is an international educational organisation dedicated to delivering real impact through technology by inspiring and empowering a young generation to improve their own life opportunities. This role is to support Camara in processing the computers in the Dublin workshop so that they are ready for shipment to Africa.

- Hardware specification investigations (BIOS)
- Testing operatibility of: Pcs, Laptops & Servers
- Upgrading hardware specification
- Loading software
- Activating software keys
- Recovering computer components
- Training other volunteers in hardware maintenance
- General workshop tasks as defined by the workshop supervisor
- Carry out the daily operations in the warehouse, ensuring that all procedures are implemented.
- Logging all computers into AfriTrack, Camara’s Salesforce database
- Processing of deliveries on to IT system
- Loading and unloading computer equipment deliveries
- Maintaining Warehouse to the highest standard
- Complying with all Health & Safety procedures

What's required for this position

Desirable Skills/Knowledge/Experience:
1. Formal PC maintenance qualification (however not essential as training will be provided)
2. Software installation experience

Manual Handing training provided

  • Computer/ Web/ ICT
  • Personable Skills

Level of English required for this role:
Intermediate English

Times and commitment required for this role

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Afternoon
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Minimum time commitment: 1 month

Hours required: 2hrs Twice per week

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:
Chapelizod Industrial Estate, Dublin 20

Also available in these counties
Dublin - City, Dublin - Dun Laoghaire/ Rathdown, Dublin - Fingal, Dublin - South Dublin County

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training
  • Insurance cover
  • Ongoing training opportunities

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?
Yes

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

Workshop Technicians will gain hands on experience in a Workshop setting, volunteer alongside a diverse group of people and benefit from the knowledge that their contribution and commitment is benefitting the lives of many learners throughout the world.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Dublin City
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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