At HandyCapable Network, individuals with special needs learn how to refurbish and recycle computers. These computers are then made available for people who need affordable technology. Our “HandyTechs” volunteer their time to provide this valuable service to our community.

What do HandyTechs do?

Our HandyTechs do lots of things! Based on their interests and abilities, there is always something to learn and do at HandyCapable. We focus on individual’s strengths and abilities, not their disability. Our HandyTechs take apart computers, load software, troubleshoot computer problems, custom build desktops and laptops, help customers – see! Lots of things!

What disabilities do you work with?

We work with individuals who are interested in volunteering and giving back to the community. While our HandyTechs are diagnosed with various developmental and physical disabilities, our focus is on what the individuals can do, not their diagnosis. Many of our HandyTechs have multiple diagnoses. That being said, our HandyTechs must be able to complete some tasks independently or with the aid of an assistant.

Are HandyTechs employees?

No, HandyTechs are strictly volunteers.

How does someone become a HandyTech?

Call our office and arrange an appointment to cove visit. We will give you a tour and show you first-hand what our HandyTechs do every day. If you are interested, we will let you jump in and tear down a computer. If HandyCapable seems like a good fit for you, we will set a schedule that works for both of us, and you are on your way to being a HandyTech!

I still have questions. Who can I talk to?

Please contact Heather Fortune, Technical Lead, at (336) 209-7360 or via email at heather@handycapable.org for more information