Testing a motherboardWhile Free Geek certainly recycles a couple hundred tons of electronics each year, our primary focus is getting the donated technology reused. At the heart of Free Geek’s mission is the Volunteer¬†Program, where donated computers are lovingly refurbished into working machines running the Xubuntu Linux operating system. These computers are then earned by volunteers, donated to non-profit and community change organizations, or sold in the Thrift Store.

Free Geek volunteers not only refurbish desktop computers, but also work with laptops, Macs, motherboards, network devices, optical drives, cards, RAM, and exciting related components.

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