Project management volunteer with Nature Counter

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ORGANIZATION: M4A Foundation - CrowdDoing


  • "Role Brief:

    Role Name:

    Scrum Master -'s Nature Counter

    Min Qualifications required: Bachelors / Masters

    Min Experience Required: (in no. of yrs) 2+

    Experience or Knowledge in a specific subject or area required: Experience software development, project management

    Minimum Volunteer hours required: (in hrs per week) 5-20

    Project Overview:

    Project Name:

    Nature Counter

    Project Duration: (in months) 6-12 months (Ongoing)

    Project outline:

    120 minutes a week in nature is a basic minimal nature dose every person in a city should achieve as a matter of public health. 90 minutes a day five days a week every week is an optimal recommended dose of nature for every person in a city. CrowdDoing studied biophelia in cities and found that there are more than one hundred diseases that can be prevented through access to nature. Nature Counter is a CrowdDoing concept, imminently to become a functional prototype that lets each person see if they are getting that level of time in nature per week or per month. Time in nature is approximated through the kind of nature that exists in cities- geo-locations of people based on their cell phones when they are in parks. Nature Counter tracks each person’s time in park when the application is on. This allows people to track it the way step counters track it. The aim is to have a universal public health goal of getting the city’s people to have enough time in parks to realize the biophelia collective health dividend. The concept is that nature is both an individual activity and a collective goal that friends should encourage each-other to achieve. Nature Counter is aimed at getting each person to track their time in nature and adjust their calendar over time to increase their time in nature. Our estimations are that people’s time in nature would rise if they could track this and have target goals for their health due to time in nature accordingly.

    Biophelia counter builds off of the evidence that people who use step counters walk 27% more than people who don’t. Assuming Nature Counter can achieve similar results for biophelia, whatever percentage of the city who downloaded the nature counter application. Assuming that San Francisco residents visit parks at an average level, they would visit parks 29 times a year- parks-annually/. Assuming the minimal dose goal, each person would need to increase that by another 40% to get to an average of a weekly visit to a local park and experience of biophelia. Each person would need to expand that dose by 1000% to reach the optimal dose. This is where a biophelia counter can come it and help people reach for more biophelia time in their lives.

    Understand and fulfill international data security and protection requirements, and interface with regulators.

    Essential Tasks:

    At a high level, the following tasks will need to be performed:

    Serve as the Scrum Master for project; will be both technical and non-functional activities managed in agile manner

    Facilitate Agile ceremonies such as sprint planning, backlog grooming, retrospective, etc.

    Help guide and establish Agile best practices and help implement the proper tools

    Groom and maintain the backlog with the Product Owner

    Assists the team in achieving their sprint goals by consistently reinforcing good Scrum principles and practices, and helping the team continuously improve.

    Eliminates impediments and removes blockers by working with a wide range of stakeholders until a resolution is reached, so that the team can remain focused on achieving their objectives

    Skills & Competencies:

    ● At least one year of Scrum Master experience leading a software development or engineering team

    ● CSM or other Agile certifications

    ● Successful experience applying Agile concepts and techniques driving projects to completion

    ● Hands on experience with Agile tools (preferred, not required)

    If you have any questions about processes for joining as a volunteer to support our efforts in systemic change please write to"

    "Realizing that nature is a collective benefit for the health of a city, is working with cities worldwide to institute measurable biophelia goals. Biophelia goals include metrics such as how much time people spend in nature, frequency of parks and parks visits, and time spent in parks.

    A biophelia counter is a concept is developing that will aid people in tracking their biophelia, or the amount of time they spend in nature. is partnering with local groups of volunteers to develop, test, and launch biophelia counters in each city.

    Biophelia counters will use geo-location technology to track how often people access parks. Each biophelia counter will have a mobile app that tracks how often a person accesses a park, and for how long. The biophelia counter app will also track whether the person visited a park before or after going to work, or after coming home.

    Biophelia counters will track goals set by cities for biophelia, so people will know that they are getting the proper amount of biophelia, and time in nature. will be collaborating with cities to set goals, so biophelia counters will help people track their progress in achieving their goals.

    A biophelia counter will allow people to set goals for themselves, and to track their progress in achieving their biophelia goals. There are hundreds of diseases that can be prevented through access to nature. By tracking biophelia, biophelia counters help people achieve the goal of biophelia.

    With this project, wants to create a community of volunteers around biophelia. Through this project, people can participate in the creation of the first global network of biophelia counters. By using biophelia counters, people can better understand their health and wellness, and set healthy goals.

    If you'd like to join our Nature Counter team in working to build the first global network of biophelia counters, please fill out this form, and follow the instructions.

    Explore an interactive urban nature system as an Explorer. While in the forest, you will learn about biodiversity, the impacts of climate change, how to communicate and engage with others, and how to save our biodiversity via responding to scientific concerns about climate change. You will explore the forest and its significance to global biodiversity.

    Through the lens of urban ecology, we explore the relationship between human development and the natural environment. We seek to understand the complex interplay of urbanization, biodiversity and ecosystem services, which underlie the conservation of wildlife, and ecotherapy and forest therapy. We also want to generate innovative ideas for how forests can be incorporated into urban environments in order to maximize their ecological value and human psychological and physiological benefits.

    Our program is designed to give you an introduction to the field of Urban Ecology, forest therapy, attention restoration theory, and nature deficit disorder reduction. Nature Counter users will learn from the app and the course a deeper understanding of the importance of the natural world, as well as new perspective on the urban environment and our impact on it and its impacts on people. In addition, participants will have a greater appreciation for forests, trees, and other species of plants and animals, and for the vital role that they play in sustaining life on Earth, and helping to improve human mental health, productivity, and many dimensions of wellbeing.

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About M4A Foundation - CrowdDoing


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Mission Statement

CrowdDoing [dot] world is a joint initiative of Match4Action Foundation and Reframe It. CrowdDoing is focused on addressing the social, economic, and environmental challenges our world faces by collaborating with professionals and volunteers from many different industries. We offer a platform for individuals to connect and collaborate toward creating systemic change. We would love for you to join the team! What makes us different? CrowdDoing aims to support social innovations with transformative impact potential through global multi-disciplinary volunteering, micro-leadership and service learning. We work through operating leverage for systems change to achieve collective agency. We orient to ikigai and self-determination theory in order to help each person have the perfect role. #systemschange #systemsthinking #servicelearning #socialinnovation


Match4Action connects those wanting to volunteer their skills with those in need for remote or local project support, advice, collaboration and mentoring.

Our smart technology platform uses the latest machine learning, artificial intelligence and virtual assistants to match the demand for resources for social impact with the skills and resources available, anywhere in the world. We use blockchain to create and manage a social impact currency.This unique, self sustainable open platform has one key purpose: accelerating social impact through collaboration and linking local projects with our global presence.

CrowdDoing aims to leverage micro-leadership, service learning and massively multi-disciplinary collaboration supported with project managers and human resource business partners. Collaborate with people whom you can learn from while changing the world virtually together.


Computers & Technology
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Community, Computers & Technology, Health & Medicine


Tue Nov 28, 2023 - Mon Feb 26, 2024


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


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