At One Degree, we believe finding emergency food, shelter, or health services when you or your family is in need should be as easy and straightforward as ordering a book on Amazon. We create modern tech-driven solutions that help families find, access, and manage nonprofit and social services efficiently and with dignity.
We are looking for Volunteers to join our team to increase access to life-affirming resources in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Gainesville, FL. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about empowering low-income communities.
Our program would be perfect for those who would like an opportunity that is:
Completely remote and online
Tech-forward (we use Slack, Google sheets etc.)
Detail oriented and research heavy
Has a far-reaching impact -- improving the lives of thousands
Here’s what one of our volunteers has to say about volunteering with One Degree:
I like connecting people to information and other people and volunteering with One Degree allows me to provide that service! I’m inspired by all the hours fellow volunteers put in and like having the opportunity to work as a team in updating resources. I’ve really enjoyed learning about the opportunities listed in One Degree, especially arts and job training programs for youth.
As part of the Resource Management team, you will be updating our existing database of 22k community resources in the Bay Area and Los Angeles counties. This work is crucial to our commitment to provide up-to-date information for families and individuals that need community resources. We highly recommend you check out this article to learn more about our unique approach to maintaining an updated database before applying: https://medium.com/one-degree/robots-cant-do-everything-why-humans-maintain-one-degree-s-data-2678ff78d609
As a Community Resource Volunteer you will:
Conduct online research to verify and update existing resources on One Degree such as navigating nonprofit and government agencie’s websites.
Use One Degree’s Resource Editing Tool to make edits directly to existing resources in our database.
Compile data into a user-friendly excel spreadsheet.
Use Slack to communicate with the Volunteer team and stay informed on Volunteer program updates.
Attend a monthly virtual meeting to discuss volunteer work, hear One Degree updates, and any special announcements.
Time Commitment: 5-15 hours a week (or updating a minimum of 20 resources per week), for 3-6 months.
Qualifications: Basic knowledge of computer and data entry. Have access to a computer. Written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently. Good computer and typing skills. Strong proofreading skills.
Training: An introduction & orientation call will be set up with a member of our team. Detailed instructions, training videos, one-on-one virtual support (Slack, email, conference calls) and thoughtful feedback will be given along the way.
If you’d like to join our volunteer team please....
Complete this 5 minute application! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVexZfEsdfIlFL1M-vxtJ7V04GVqmcgYdd4C92Lmn0aOpGTA/viewform
We accept new volunteers on a rolling basis. We expect new volunteers to start working within 2-4 weeks of applying. If you will not be able to volunteer with us within 3 weeks of applying, please wait to apply when you are ready to start volunteering. Please complete the application, and look for an email from us about getting set up. Thank you for considering One Degree!
144 2nd Street, Lower Level, San Francisco, CA 94105, US
One Degree’s mission is to empower people to create a path out of poverty for themselves and for their communities. We see a world without poverty, where everyone can find the help they need quickly and easily, and can hold their service providers accountable.
One Degree is a technology driven nonprofit organization that helps individuals and families access the resources they need to improve their lives and achieve social and economic mobility. Our platform has become the go-to tool for help-seekers - and the people who support them, such as case managers and social workers - throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles County in California, and in Gainesville, Florida. We currently operate three major products: the One Degree website and Android and iOS apps. Thousands of people in the Bay Area and Los Angeles rely on One Degree’s website and apps to access health care, food banks, employment services, and much more. We also support communities around the country to start their own One Degree chapters.