What Do I Bring?
We provide pens, notepads, post-its, and some other miscellaneous supplies but we do not supply laptops. You will need to bring your own to work from for the weekend as well as a charging cable, etc. Please let us know if this is an issue and we may be able to find a solution.
Where Do I Sleep?
Traditionally, we have a section dedicated to anyone who wants to bring their own tent and sleep on-site Friday and Saturday night. For 2023, camping on-site is not available for the event so you’ll have to make your own accommodations. Most volunteers drive home each night, so just make sure to wrap up your work early enough to get home safely each evening. You can always get a hotel room close by if travel is too far, but we don’t offer reimbursement for volunteer expenses.
We accept applications for the following roles:
Technical volunteers have backgrounds in software development and related technical areas. Common skill sets include WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, iOS/mobile, and database administration.
Project managers ensure that the projects stay on task and meet their objectives in a very short window of time. This role is critical to the success of the project.
Typical project management tasks include identifying project scope, setting expectations with the non-profit representative, time management, guiding team members’ work, and representing the team with the organizers.
Unlike other roles, Project Managers get their assignments in advance of the event and must be available to meet with the non-profit representatives and begin planning the project two to four weeks before the event takes place.
Copywriters write and edit content for non-profit websites and provide guidance on topics such as content strategy and tone.
Design volunteers have backgrounds in areas such as UX, UI, and graphic arts. Common activities performed by these volunteers include heuristic design evaluations, page layout, information architecture, fine-tuning of styles, and creation and editing of graphics and photos.
Sometimes called “runners”, these volunteers help with non-technical and behind-the-scenes tasks like clearing and placing food, and running errands.