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UCD Volunteers Overseas

Donate Computers‌

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UCDVO in partnership with Camara Education are holding computer drop off days on campus in 2016/17. Our next Computer Drop Off date will be on the 23rd May 2017 from 10am - 4pm in Belfield, UCD.

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 and other WEEE equipment, however WEEE equipment will be received by Campus Services on the same drop-off date and location in November.

Where to drop off equipment: Drop off location in Belfield, Arts Basement, 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 estates@ucd.ie / 01 716 1111

 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 / mark@camara.org 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 Caroline O'Connor, UCDVO Manager on 01-7168570 / caroline@ucdvo.org or DONATE ONLINE

Your support is very much appreciated