Volunteer Opportunity


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Helpful Engineering
Sylvania, OH
Published 2 months ago

Helpful Engineering is seeking a Volunteer Sales/communications Person to volunteer to help fight COVID! This is a volunteer position (we do not offer compensation). Helpful Engineering volunteers work with amazing worldwide team members in a dynamic fast-moving environment. It is also a great opportunity to build your skills and resume. Come join us!

About Helpful Engineering

Helpful Engineering is an international, open-source community incubator focused on mobilizing people to help solve the Covid-19 pandemic and other critical issues. With thousands of volunteers worldwide, we support projects through innovations in engineering, community resources, software, and manufacturing. Most of the projects are focused on finding solutions to fix the lack of products used by healthcare professionals, including hardware and software, but also non-technical products like surgical masks. We have engineers and doctors all around the world who are producing ventilators, protective equipment, websites, and systems to organize volunteers to assist their communities and medical workers. They are making heroic efforts to produce products in time to help the outbreak.

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OpenVent-Bristol Sales/communications Person

Project OpenVent-Bristol began in response to the COVID-19 crises aiming to design a very simple low cost ventilator for treatment of COVID-19 in developing countries. Many developing countries can’t afford traditional ventilators costing $10s of thousands. The OpenVent-Bristol’s ventilator has cut down functionality specifically for treatment of COVID-19 to keep costs low and a very simple design using readily available off-the-shelf components enables rapid manufacture. Now the team are working on the final stages of the design; once ready the final prototypes will be performance tested and released as open source and sent to our manufacturing partners.

Volunteer Position Description & Responsibilities

Helpful Engineering is looking for a sales/communications person to join our team. There is a big emphasis on understanding the potential interest from users and better yet secure orders. This is particularly important in order to secure funding from investors, both to provide confidence that medical professionals want our device and also to understand how many ventilators we may need to produce. We require a sales/PR person to make contact with potential buyers in relevant medical fields with the aim of gathering buyer interest, raising awareness and securing orders.

Key responsibilities:

● Communicate with potential users/buyers to gather interest in the project and to help us understand;

○  Who would/would not like to place potential orders

○ To increase our knowledge of our market

○  And better understand our initial market size. Ideally we want somebody who has experience in a sales/communication/commercial role ideally in the medical industry, even more ideally with existing contacts.

●  Provide updates back to the project lead and in some cases to our manufacturing partners


●  Excellent Communication Skills

●  Must be very self driven to work remotely and independently for a great, motivating cause

● Experience in a Sales, Communication, PR, or Commercial Role

●  Experience in the Medical Industry (Preferred)

●  Experience with Existing Contracts (Preferred)

Our organization is organic, transparent, and follows the principles of open source and effective altruism. Helpful Engineering expects all volunteers to adopt a professional attitude and be respectful of their fellow volunteers, which includes politeness, punctuality, giving notice, and communicating openly and transparently their work and progresses.



Helpful Engineering is seeking a Volunteer Sales/communications Person to volunteer to help fight COVID! This is a volunteer position (we do not offer compensation). Helpful Engineering volunteers work with amazing worldwide team…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours
  • Recurrence
    One time only


Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
5745 Post Office Way, Sylvania, OH 43560, USA

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