Hack the Hood seeks Copy Editors for Website Copy!



Start Date


Time Commitment

A few hours per week


Short-Term (few weeks/months)


United States


Do you have professional skills you want to share with young adults or nonprofits? Hack the Hood is a nonprofit that connects young adults of color from the Bay Area with local small businesses and professionals through tech and coding programs. Read on to learn how you can support us!

About Hack the Hood’s Web Development Bootcamp and Partnership with Small Business Owners: Hack the Hood’s seasonal programs introduce participants to the fundamental skills of coding and web development, and offer career and educational development. Our upcoming summer Web Development Bootcamps will serve two cohorts of twenty 16-20 year olds in Oakland starting in early July. Program participants harness professional soft and hard skills by creating a website for their clients, local small business owners (SMBs) who lack a major online presence.

Many of these SMB clients are long-time community mom and pop shops who don’t frequently utilize technology and social media or new business owners who are still establishing themselves. With a website and social media knowledge, SMB clients can reach new customers and increase profits. See examples of SMB websites created in Hack the Hood’s Web Development Bootcamp here and here.

Volunteer Description: The copy editors work closely with the Small Business Manager, Mercedes Gibson, in editing website copy for the SMB clients who are receiving websites from Hack the Hood’s youth developers. The SMB clients submit their website copy, or “assets,” when applying to Hack the Hood; these assets tend to include the fundamentals of a business website, such as business description or the “about me” section. They are extremely important to a successful website. Copy edits typically require ensuring a consistent voice, correcting grammar, and reframing the language to a marketing standpoint.

This role can be remote. Copy editors may need to be in communication with SMB clients.

We seek copy editors who can offer 10-20 hours of their time. The start date is to be determined, but we will likely have high copy editor need in early July. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Edit copy provided by SMB clients for marketing purposes
  • Treat Small Business Owners with respect and dignity

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Experience copy editing and/or copy writing for businesses
  • A plus: Experience working with Small Businesses 
  • Patient and able to offer constructive feedback
  • Willingness to be flexible



How To Apply


If interested, please email volunteer@hackthehood.org with your LinkedIn profile and a portfolio or sample of your edited work.