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The Rumie Initiative

  • 4 people are interested

Are you...Considering moving into the edtech field? Keen to build an elearning portfolio? Looking to build connections or mentor other instructional designers?



Rumie believes in creating meaningful experiences for learners and volunteers. Building a volunteer community that shares Rumie’s passion for empowering learners is critical to our ability to make a global impact. Our volunteers have a growth mindset and are co-creators in Rumie’s growth and evolution.

Rumie Learning Designers apply and develop expertise in the learning space by blending best practices from instructional design and social media mechanics to drive learner engagement and retention.

Core responsibilities include:

  • Planning, designing, and authoring Bytes (less than 10 min microlearning experiences).
  • Participating in the peer review process, both offering constructive suggestions to others, and integrating comments into their own Bytes for improved outcomes.
  • Adapting style and content along with Rumie’s evolving content strategy.
  • Communicating proactively with the squad lead to troubleshoot issues.
  • Offering suggestions and feedback to the Rumie team.

Why you should volunteer for Rumie

  • Build and showcase a portfolio of Bytes on your Rumie-Learn Author page .
  • Improve your learning design skills through support and thoughtful upskilling.
  • Network and build connections with others in the Rumie community.
  • Opportunities for career advancement.

You’re a fit if you:

  • Can commit ~3+ hours per week
  • Enjoy working with technology
  • Have stellar written English skills
  • Value a growth mindset

We asked our current volunteers (on a scale of 1 - 5) if they would recommend the experience to a friend. Their response: 4.9!

Sound like a match? Take the first step to apply.



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About The Rumie Initiative


6th Floor, 10 Dundas St E., Toronto, Ontario M5B 2G9, CA

Mission Statement

At Rumie, we create innovative technologies to bring down the barriers to learning, so that everyone can reach their potential.


Rumie is an award-winning technology nonprofit, reducing barriers to learning for the world's most vulnerable. We work with the world's most trusted organizations to create, organize & distribute free, digital microlearning (called Bytes) on 21st Century Skills. Our mobile-first platform supports learners from underserved communities in 30+ countries, equipping them with the skills they need to thrive in our increasingly uncertain world.

As seen on Financial Post, Mashable & edSurge, recipient of the MIT Solve award & the Google Impact Challenge, subject of a Harvard Business School Case Study, named "Best Social Startup" by Global Entrepreneurship Week.

How does Rumie work?

  1. Our individual & corporate volunteers create Bytes on one (or more) learning categories.
  2. We organize & publish the Bytes onto our platform, Rumie-Learn (Netflix for Learning).
  3. Our partners distribute Rumie-Learn, help us reach learners at scale & amplify our impact.

We want to hear from you! If you are working at a company, we'd love to explore how we can bring Rumie to you & set real goals around our shared impact. We've partnered with Fortune 1000s like LoyaltyOne & Amazon to transform their employees' insights into Bytes, for those with the least access but most to gain. If you want to independently contribute, send us a note & we'll reach out when it opens up.

Education & Literacy
Media & Broadcasting


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Financial Literacy
  • Journalism
  • Social Media / Blogging




  • Minimum 3 hours a week

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