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Volunteer Opportunity

Looking for Designers to work with governments and organizations responding to crisis

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U.S. Digital Response
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Oakland, CA
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Published 5 months ago

U.S. Digital Response (USDR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps governments and organizations respond quickly and efficiently to support the critical needs of the public.

Leveraging a network of pro-bono technical expertise and modern, resilient technology, USDR addresses and uncovers solutions for common, systemic challenges that public servants are facing, leaving them better equipped to deliver services and support to millions of people nationwide.

We operate with humility and deep respect for our partners and believe that modern and resilient technology applied in the public interest can deliver people-centered services at the speed of need.

As of February 2021, USDR has partnered with more than 180 government and nonprofit partners on 250+ projects, impacting 13 million people across 36 states and territories, and we’ve built a dedicated community of 6,500+ volunteers driven to serve in a time of need.

We are currently seeking designers with 10-20 hours per week of availability to support governments in need.

We’re looking for empathetic, communicative, and organized volunteers to support USDR projects. Great candidates bring experience from a variety of backgrounds, from product management to design and research to engineering to communications. Above all, they take an agile, iterative approach to discovering human-centric solutions with our government partners.

In return, volunteers are able to engage in real work that will affect the quality of real people’s lives, learn from experts in the field, experience the challenge of applying what you already know to a new problem, and be a part of a team and community that’s building something bigger to create lasting change.

Researchers working on USDR projects will often show what is possible while elevating the user experience for all users.

UI/UX Designers

  • Mapping workflows
  • Designing wireframes
  • Responsive + Mobile design
  • Prototyping
  • Accessibility

Visual / Brand Designers

  • Visual design for web applications
  • Visual design for print
  • Infographics
  • Accessibility

U.S. Digital Response (USDR) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps governments and organizations respond quickly and efficiently to support the critical needs of the public.

Leveraging a network of pro-bono technical…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in the world
Associated Location
1000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94607, USA
Suite 480

How to Apply

Please fill out our application form. Note that we have received thousands of volunteer applications. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reach out to and place everyone who signs up. We appreciate your patience as we work to match volunteers with projects that may match their skills, availability, and location.

Please fill out our application form. Note that we have received thousands of volunteer applications. Unfortunately, we will not be able to reach out to and place everyone who signs…

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