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Needpedia

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Our goal in a nutshell
All your options, neatly listed side by side.

Do you want to make a difference?

We're building an archive for all possible solutions to all problems, with all things. It also has experimental new tools that let communities collaborate with experts, and make decisions. After years of hard work the tech is finally going online, and now we need volunteers.

And to help us with that we're looking for coordinators. People we can count on to welcome in new volunteers, and help us maintain and build community with existing ones.

How can this help fight Covid? As individuals, and nations, we've been presented by the pandemic with a wide array of problems. A solution wiki exists to make finding solutions easy, and is therefore hoped to accelerate the spread of effective solutions. But if that's not good enough for you then there's also the fact that one of the best places you could seek out new volunteers is among the countless communities of healthcare workers and public health specialists, as well as asking them to help spread the word too. Heck we could have interviews with experts on things, make their ideas into posts on Needpedia, then use videos of the interviews to advertise their message and Needpedia, at the same time. The potential for us to help people is huge, we just need more collaborators to make it happen.

There's a number of things we'll need in terms of volunteer coordination, but we don't need anyone to do all of them, if there's one thing that appeals to you let us know.
-Welcome new volunteers
-Keep volunteers informed
-Ensuring quality of volunteer generated content, (public posts are supposed to be in plain English, we made a whole Layer System so that experts can get technical in their own layers)
-Check in with volunteers about commitments
-Create a database of volunteers skills and interests - and use it
-Create events
-Conveying the org's purpose to the public
*There's also the fact that Needpedia's made to develop and employ new ideas for problems in all fields, therefore you could contact experts or activists in any field, about any problem, and ask them if they'd like to contribute something. Input from experts on a popular post, signal boosts from communities for ideas that can save lives, you name it.

If you don't mind please be sure describe what you want to get out of this, and what we can count on you for. We've noticed that people come to Needpedia to do anything from pad their resume, to fight for sustainability or equality. And ironically both extremes have their pros and cons, and at the end of the day we really just need to know what we can count on you for. And that we can collectively ensure quality, which for Needpedia is not about professionalism, it is about efficacy. We use plain English to maximize participation. And we will use Needpedia to understand it's own flaws and improve them. Or at least that's what I'll be doing, volunteer coordinators are totally welcome to just hang out with and support volunteers. Everyone's free to do what feels right to them.

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About Needpedia

Location:

PO Box 82703, Portland, OR 97202, US

Mission Statement

To build the wiki for all solutions, to any problem, with any thing.

Description

Needpedia's goal is to build the wiki for all possible solutions to any problem, with anything. ​But more than that, our goal is connect people over the best ideas on Earth. So we also built a social media site, both so that people can use the social media site to collaborate on ideas they like in the wiki section, and so that people can use the wiki section to improve and even govern/democractize the social media section.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Human Resources Strategy
  • Recruiting
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Volunteers are expected to fulfill commitments, but aren't expected to commit to anything more than they want to. If anyone ends up feeling overwhelmed in any given position we can just look for more help.
  • Communicate early. It takes time for us to find people we can count on for things so the earlier we can prepare, the better.

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