List of software engineer volunteer opportunities

List of software engineer volunteer opportunities

List of software engineer volunteer opportunities

Updated 5/24/22

Are you a software engineer or web developer looking for volunteer opportunities that leverage your knowledge or skills? You’re in luck! This is the post for you.

Writing code is often slow and expensive. When done well, the result can be downright magical. We can make tasks that were once extremely time-consuming or impossible into something easy and unbelievably fast. We can help organizations and people spread their message to a much wider audience. We can be a force multiplier for an organization’s goals. It’s also a career with a lot of good paying jobs in the market right now. For those reasons, there are a lot of potential opportunities for a coder who wants to make a big impact in their communities.

I searched the other day for volunteer opportunities for software engineers and was surprised to discover just how hard they are to find. I hope this list will help people motivated to give back or create something for the greater good find the organizations and opportunities to do that.

Create your own opportunity

  • Reach out to an organization that you are interested in – You are only limited by your imagination and free time. Is there an organization or cause you care about? They might be open to some help.
  • Meetup – There are so many different coding clubs these days and many of them are focused on teaching, mentoring, or coding in the community. Do a search!
  • Open Source – There are so many open source projects out there. Choose a project that seems interesting to you or create your own! Below are some links to help you find open source projects.

Teaching

  • Coder Dojo – Help kids learn programming. Serve as a mentor or start a coder dojo where you live.
  • TEALS – Teach kids, sponsored by Microsoft.
  • Code Your Feature – Teach refugees, asylum seekers and other disadvantaged people how to code.
  • Code.org – Teach women and underrepresented minorities during “Hour of Code” event.
  • Girls Who Code – Empower, support, and teach women how to code.
  • Mother Coders – Present, code review, mentor, and teach other mothers.
  • Code the Dream – Teach, mentor, and review coding assignments to help immigrants and communities of color get into the programming profession.

Write code for non-profits

Do you know of an organization not listed here? Have you ever participated in one of the orgs mentioned above? Let me know in the comments below!

19 thoughts on “List of software engineer volunteer opportunities

  1. AC

    This is a great resource ! Thank you for summing up all the possible options in one place ! I was able to volunteer at CodeThedream for few weeks ! That was such a great place to volunteer !

    1. Oscar

      We need project manager, full stack, front end, backend coders.
      Able to work with weekly deadlines, ideally retired and able to work 10+ hours per week and attend zoom meetings.

  2. Jan

    Hello Stuart
    I am Jan Venkayya. I am founder of Day of Caring 365 Foundation, here in Dayton, Ohio. We are 501(3)c organization. We are in operation for about 33 years. Our focus is about engaging the community into volunteer activities. In searching for software to help us with volunteer management and other nonprofit tasks, I ran across your information. I was so excited to learn about your project. I wonder, would it be possible to speak with you about volunteer resources etc.? I know you must be extremely busy. I would appreciate it very much if you have few minutes of time. My phone number is listed down.Thank you

    Jan
    (937)626-4489

    1. Sam

      Hey Mayuri

      We’re spinning up a platform to unite everyone’s efforts to bring about a permanent ceasefire in Gaza. From what I can see a growing majority cares deeply, but efforts are fragmented. 170M Americans of voting age support a permanent ceasefire, reacting to the most horrific scenes we have ever seen – but the most that has ever turned up for a demonstration is only 300k. Something is broken – a huge number of people care but our actions aren’t unified. We’re looking to build a centralised place for every person that cares about what is happening in Gaza to work together, and engage others to bring about change. If you’re an experienced Node/React developer, or any experienced builder that can volunteer evenings + weekends. We need all the help we can get – join us. Salam/Shalom/Peace.

  3. Robert Hocker

    I am searching for software engineers or software architects who can write my programs. I have high tech software designs ready to be written in code .

  4. Serdar

    Hello,

    We are looking for a voluntary Python Developer! Contribute your skills to a meaningful initiative. This is a volunteer opportunity with a chance for percentage-based compensation based on your skills and efforts.

    Why Join Us:

    Contribute to a positive impact project.
    Gain hands-on experience.
    Potential for compensation based on dedication.

    Interested? Email us at serdarr.yalcin@gmail.com with your resume and a brief note about your passion for Python development.

  5. Priya Giri

    Hello,
    I have completed my masters from Maharishi International University and I am currently looking for volunteer opportunities to maintain OPT status in usa.
    I have 5 years of working experience as a Java Software developer. My recent role was with walmart and have worked extensively on backend techologies using java, spring boot, kafka using microservices architecture. I also get little exposure to the front end technologies like react js Javascript html and css. If you have any volunteer opportunities which matches with above skill please contact me on my email giripriya4567@gmail.com.

  6. Hardik Singh

    Hello everyone, I am Hardik Singh a skilled Data scientist and software engineer with 2+ years of experience in this field. Please let me know if there are any volunteer or part time oppurtunities

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