Project 1683: Web Developer to Support Renewable Energy and Community Health in Mexico
Background: MovingWorlds is a social enterprise helping professionals volunteer their skills with organizations around the world who are innovatively solving local issues. "Experteering" is the word we coined for skills-based volunteering - the combination of the words expertise + volunteering. It is the act of volunteering your expertise, skills, experience, and time with organizations that need it.
It's been featured in WhyDev, SSIR, Devex, HBR, Forbes, FastCompany, and many more publications as a way to develop new skills and make a real impact!
MovingWorlds has partnered with Siemens Stiftung empowering people. Network to send a web developer all expenses paid to experteer with a social enterprise committed to sustainable energy and healthy cooking alternatives for rural communities in Mexico.
Project Description and Impact:
Our social enterprise develops solar reflectors for cooking as a more sustainable and healthier alternative to traditional cooking methods for communities living in rural areas. Recently, we underwent a structuring process that surfaced a list of obvious gaps we need to address in order to grow and scale our organization and its impact.
We're seeking a developer to help us design and build a website to help us better communicate our work, our products, and to facilitate sales and communication activities.
Ideally we're looking for someone who can experteer with us for a minimum of 3 months. Depending on how long you can stay, we hope to accomplish the below by the end of the project:
-Analysis of available technology and recommendation which platform we should use to build our website
-Develop a plan of action for building the website, including wireframes and mockups
-Work with and mentor our in-house developer to execute on the plan and, if needed, to continue on the website's develop after your time with us end
-The majority of our team speaks Spanish so it would be VERY helpful to have an Experteer with conversational to advance level of Spanish proficiency.
We Provide These Local Benefits:
Accommodations - You will be provided with housing for the duration of the project.
Travel Stipend - This project is part of the empowering people. Expert program with Siemens Stiftung. The selected candidate will have his or her international flights covered.
Learning Opportunity - You can learn more spanish here and get in touch with an old culture with its own traditional agricultural system. Learn about scaling a social enterprise and its inner workings with hands-on experience.
Food Stipend - You are welcome to have all meals with us in the community cafeteria.
Additional Benefits - We are in the countryside of Mexico, small villages, direct contact with the native people here, their food, their culture.
To see the full description of the project on our MovingWorlds platform, click here: https://bit.ly/2LPIn7d
How to Apply: Please email your resume and a brief introduction to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "Volunteer Match Project 1683"
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Helping get expertise to the parts of the world that need it most, while providing life-transformative experiences to those that give.
We support organizations around the world that are looking for both short and long-term skills-based volunteer. In addition to making matches, MovingWorlds provides training, matching guidance, and planning support to ensure every project results in a powerful experience that creates lasting change.
We'll work with your schedule.
- Website Programming
- Web Design
- Software Engineering
- Web Design / UX
- Software Development
- Must be at least 25