Free Geek is closed to the public and our location will be locked until at least the end of March due to Covid-19 safety concerns.

Want to Volunteer?

Visit our Volunteering page to learn how to become a volunteer.

  • E-Cycle

    Computers that are obsolete or broken are separated into their basic components by volunteers to be recycled.
  • Equip

    After 24 hours of volunteering, volunteers receive a free refurbished computer or $40 in our thrift store!
  • Educate

    Education or other learning opportunities abound at Free Geek, but most are less formal than classes.


COVID-19 risk mitigation closure

Due to increasing safety concerns, Free Geek is closed to the public, effective immediately. The closure includes all aspects of our operations (volunteering, donations and thrift store). We will be closed until at least the end of the March, please look for an update then as the situation evolves.

Our location is locked and we will not be able to offer any services until we reopen.

The updates will be posted to the news section of our website and will be sent out to our announcements mailing list.

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Free Geek Links

Free Geek contact info:

2537 25th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Note: Enter through the entrance facing the alley


Wednesday through Sunday
Noon to 5pm

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Thank you for a great 2018!

Free Geek Twin Cities had an incredible 2018. Firstly, we need to thank our amazing volunteers, without whom FGTC wouldn’t be possible!

Here’s a glance at some of the amazing numbers for 2018 :


Hours Volunteered10,869 Hours 24 Minutes


Lbs Recycledover 60,000lbs


Computers saved from the landfill1,202


Employed Staff5


Raingardens Installed1

Video about Free Geek Twin Cities

Free Geek would like to thank a Minneapolis based “This Does Not Compute” Youtube channel for creating a great video about Free Geek history and operations. The video is available at:

The channel is a favorite of a number of Free Geek staff as it covers in depth topics that would be interesting to people who enjoy technology.

Another update from Colin:

Spring Painting and Rearranging!

A sneak peak of the new recycling layout.

After a generous donation of shelving from Ryan Co. during their move downtown, we are taking a bit of time to rearrange and replan our space in the recycling area. Please excuse the mess as the walls get their first coat of paint in years. ┬áThank you to Welna’s Ace Hardware for the great help picking the colors! ┬áThe plan is expected to take a few weeks but we see this having a great benefit for handling greater numbers of volunteers and material to recycle!

2 coats of primer and a topcoat were needed.

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Free Geek is closed to the public and our location will be locked until at least the end of March due to Covid-19 safety concerns.


2537 25th Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55406

Entrance facing the alley

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