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UCD Volunteers Overseas

Donate Computers‌


UCDVO in partnership with Camara Education hold a Computer Drop-Off day twice a year in May and November. Our next Computer Drop-Off day will be on Tuesday, May 21st from 10am - 4pm, UCD Belfield. 

Why donate: Computer reuse is more socially and environmentally beneficial than computer recycling, keeping machines out of landfills and enriching the lives of up to 21 children with each computer. Computers will be securely wiped of all data and refurbished for use in schools in Africa. Each year, UCDVO delivers a one month computer education course for teachers in schools in Tanzania.

What's required: Second-hand computers, USB mice, USB keyboards, laptops, flat screen monitors and power leads can be donated for reuse. We do not accept printers, scanners.  WEEE equipment will be received by Estate Services on the same drop-off date and location in May.

Where to drop off equipment: Drop off location in Belfield, Arts Basement Locker Room, Behind College Tribune Office. Donated equipment cannot be accepted outside of the designated drop off date.

UCD Estate Services will assist on moving equipment from within Belfield to the drop off location, but do contact them in advance to make an arrangement / 01 716 1111. Contact UCDVO for general drop-off information

 Drop off procedures:

  • Bring equipment to the basement of the Arts building (the locker area behind the College Tribune office) and a volunteer will receive the equipment from you and issue you with a receipt. Please only bring equipment on the dedicated drop off dates (DO NOT leave equipment in this area before or after the dates noted above)
  • Unfortunately, we do not have a vehicle to pick up and move equipment between buildings. If the items are UCD office equipment UCD Estate Services can be contacted for assistance. Otherwise you will need to access trolleys within your building or via campus services to move the items to the drop off point
  • If you have a large amount of equipment to donate and are unable to arrange for it to be dropped off at the designated point, please contact Mark Fox from Camara on 01-6522673 / to discuss alternative options
  • If you wish to give a financial donation towards the refurbishment of the computer or to support the work of UCDVO in Tanzania, please contact UCDVO on 01-7168570 / or DONATE ONLINE

Your support is very much appreciated!