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ORGANIZATION: VolunteerMatch

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VolunteerMatch is the Web's largest volunteer engagement network. We need your help to best support the nonprofits we serve.

We are seeking a skilled and detail-oriented volunteer to support our engineering and product teams to help with writing API documentation. As a volunteer, you will play a crucial part in ensuring our APIs are well-documented, easy to understand, and accessible to developers and stakeholders. Your support will help other developers integrate our technology seamlessly, and contribute to the success of our projects and the achievement of our mission.

Key Responsibilities
  • Collaborate with our product and engineering teams to understand the functionality and features of our APIs.

  • Create detailed and clear API documentation, including endpoints, request/response formats, error codes, and usage examples.

  • Develop guides, tutorials, and best practices to assist developers in using our APIs effectively.

  • Review and update existing documentation to reflect new features and changes.

  • Ensure documentation is consistent, accurate, and adheres to industry standards.

What We Need
  • Be enthusiastic and passionate about the VolunteerMatch mission

  • Strong understanding of GraphQL APIs

  • Excellent written communication skills with the ability to explain technical concepts in a clear and concise manner.

  • Experience with technical writing or documentation, particularly in a software development context.

  • Familiarity with API documentation tools and formats (e.g., Swagger, Postman, OpenAPI).

  • Ability to work independently, with follow-through on commitments.

  • Attention to detail and a commitment to contributing high-quality work.

What You Will Get
  • Opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause and make a positive impact.

  • Gain experience in API documentation and technical writing.

  • Collaborate with a dynamic and passionate team.

  • Flexible, remote/virtual volunteer opportunity.

  • Recognition and appreciation for your contributions.

If you are excited about this volunteer opportunity to use your API writing skills to support our mission, we would love to hear from you!

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About VolunteerMatch


5424 Sunol Blvd, Suite 10 PMB 1164, Pleasanton, CA 94566, US

Mission Statement

VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect.


VolunteerMatch is the Web's largest volunteer engagement network. We offer a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Our popular service welcomes millions of visitors a year and has become the preferred internet recruiting tool for almost 100,000 nonprofit organizations.

VolunteerMatch is about relationships. We are a service that brings good people and good causes together. We believe that the health of our community can be measured by the relationships formed between volunteers and the nonprofits they serve. Our aim is to build services that overcome the barriers that keep volunteers and nonprofits from finding each other, working together, and developing strong relationships.

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If you think your skills and interests would help further our mission but you don't see the right opportunity for you now, feel free to get in touch and we can talk!


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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Technical Writing
  • Software Engineering
  • Basic Computer Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Estimated ~5hrs/mo, flexible schedule
  • You will also need to sign an NDA.

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