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Position Description We are building a powerful technical platform that employs some of the world's poorest people to grow forests by paying them for the positive impacts they create. Together we develop a suite of open source services for tracking, managing, and funding the regrowth of the world’s forests! Click through to our onboarding form to learn more!
Our Android team is gearing up for a major development push this Spring, where they will implement major upgrades to our open-source application. Our new UX improves usability for users in remote areas of the world with low literacy while increasing their access to features that support their livelihood and efforts in forest restoration. We are scaling the team up to meet the demand created by the first version of this application!
Development of this next version for Android will leverage the Compose framework and builds off a well-factored base of MVVM code. For an experienced developer, this is an opportunity to make a short-term, targeted contribution and create a big impact! And it’s also a great place to make new friends and connections!
In return for your support, we can offer:
Letter confirming your volunteer hours and projects
Greenstand is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization developing open-source technology to address climate change and alleviate poverty through digitizing environmental goods and services. We are made up of about 505 contributors across the globe. Our Treetracker app verifies and tracks individual trees, thus creating transparency in the reforestation sphere. Organizations and donors can locate individual trees and trade their ecological impact. By facilitating ownership of trees and their ecological services, Greenstand allows for tree-growing organizations to stay accountable.
Greenstand develops mobile technology for better forestation techniques. Through our Treetracker app, rural smallholder farmers in some of the most remote communities on the planet are able to earn a sustainable income by planting, caring for, and tracking trees. Each tree grower takes a geotagged photo of their tree and uploads it to the Treetracker’s verification system, where Greenstanders verify that each photographed tree is alive and growing. Verified trees are digitized as Impact Tokens, which can be traded or sold among other Impact Wallet users within the Treetracker app.
Nasiyan was our first Treetracker. A single mother living with extreme visual and hearing impairments, she could barely afford to keep food on the table for herself and her three sons. However, since she began growing and tracking trees with Greenstand, her life has been looking up. Her young forest has become a small biodiversity hotspot, and with the income she has earned from tracking trees, she can now afford to send her boys to school.
Are you interested in helping us fight climate change and extreme poverty? We’re interested in you! Please check out our open opportunities or shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 26, 2021
We are expecting at least 3+ hours in a week, a relatively short volunteer commitment