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GREENSTAND

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Join up with the Greenstand Engineers!

Position Description

Experienced Node.js Volunteer Engineer Needed for Conservation Finance Services!

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. We are entering a major development push this spring, and we need your help to complete some exciting extensions to our existing conservation impact wallet!

Requirements:

If you have a background in express.js, unit/integration testing, and an interest in conservation finance or value chains, this is your chance to have a big impact with a relatively short volunteer commitment by joining this specialized subteam.

Together, our international team of Greenstand Engineers 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!

In return for your support, we can offer:

  • Letter confirming your volunteer hours and projects
  • Professional reference(s)
  • Valuable experience gained & leadership opportunities
  • Engagement with a team of global professionals
  • Being part of an amazingly complex fast-evolving global project

To apply

Jump straight into our onboarding form here: https://forms.gle/1yVMo5dpqW4xoTrt6

Or read up about Greenstand on our website: https://greenstand.org/

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About GREENSTAND

Location:

721 Depot Drive, ANCHORAGE, AK 99501, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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 info@greenstand.org. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Software Engineering
  • Software Development

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • We are expecting at least 3+ hours in a week, a relatively short volunteer commitment
  • Be motivated to make a difference!

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