Volunteer Alert!

We are in a “holding pattern” for additional volunteer opportunites, as we sort through the nonprofit project proposals we’ve received and try to match their needs with the talent we’ve seen so far. Give us a little time to best determine what skills our final charity projects require, and we’ll likely reopen volunteer registrations. Thanks for your interest in New England GiveCamp 2011, and for bearing with us!

Programmers, designers, technologists of all shades — register now for New England GiveCamp 2011, April 29 – May 1, at Microsoft New England Research & Development Center in Cambridge, MA!

Today, we’re opening GiveCamp volunteer registration at http://negc2011.eventbrite.com!

GiveCamp brings together developers, designers, and technologists from all backgrounds, so regardless of your favorite programming language or development tools, there’s a place for you.

This year we’re hoping to expand the project efforts to include graphic design and print assets as well, such as logo development, pamphlet design, and newsletter layouts, so designers are encouraged to jump on board.

If you can’t commit for the entire weekend, consider signing on for a shift as a non-technical volunteer to help with keeping the event running smoothly and / or lending your expertise in an ad-hoc fashion when you can.

We are soliciting non-profit projects through March 20. About 20 applications have been received as of this writing, from organizations such as public libraries, community action groups, domestic violence shelters and disadvantaged youth programs.

Are you involved with or aware of a non-profit that could:

  • use a new or updated web presence?
  • Needs help with implementing a donor or constituency database?
  • Or has some custom programming or design work they’d like to have done?

Visit http://newenglandgivecamp.org/non-profits and provide your organization’s contact information and a description of the project you’re considering.   After we’ve collected and reviewed all of the applications, a corps of volunteers will be in touch with you to further scope out the work, get a better picture of your technical needs and staffing support you’ll need for the weekend event.

If you have any question on the process, don’t hesitate to contact us at negc2011@hotmail.com.

Don’t forget: Register now to volunteer your technical talents at New England GiveCamp, April 29 – May 1, at Microsoft New England Research & Development Center in Cambridge, MA! http://negc2011.eventbrite.com