Volunteer with the Civic Tech Marketplace 

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Why volunteer?

Civic Tech Marketplace thrives on the passion and expertise of volunteers like you. By joining our community, you become a catalyst for positive change, using your skills to make a real impact on Canadian communities. Whether you're a developer, designer, data enthusiast, or a community advocate, there's a place for you in shaping the future of civic tech.

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Is this you?

🛠️ Technical expert

Front-end or back-end, if you’re a seasoned developer your skills are invaluable in creating innovative solutions that address real-world challenges.

🖼️ Design specialist

Designers play a crucial role in making technology accessible and user-friendly. Join us in crafting intuitive interfaces, engaging visuals, and compelling user experiences for civic tech challenges.

💻 Product professional

From product owners to managers to marketers; you are at the centre of how modern digital solutions go from concept to successful launch. See what it’s like when the product you’re guiding is addressing real social issues.

📈 Data enthusiast

For those passionate about data and its potential, dive into challenges that leverage data for social good. Help analyze, visualize, and interpret data to drive informed decision-making in Canadian communities.

Benefits of volunteering

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Skill development

Enhance your skills and gain hands-on experience in a collaborative and supportive environment

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Get exposure to - and learn from! - other talented, mission-driven professionals. Expand your network within the civic tech community.

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Real social impact

Help people directly by partnering with non-profit organizations as they work to deliver critical services to their communities.

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Work within your own hours. Whether remote, hybrid, or in-person, find challenges that fit your schedule.

How to Get Started:

Explore challenges

Browse through our open challenges and find one that aligns with your skills and interests.

Raise your hand

Choose a challenge and complete our simple volunteer sign-up form to express your interest in contributing.

We’ll ask you to share your skill set and experience level to help us ensure the best match.

You’ll get a response typically within 1-2 weeks, depending on the challenge timeline

Meet and greet

If your skills match the challenge criteria, someone will reach out to confirm your interest and make space for any questions you might have.

Decisions on the finalized candidates for the challenge should typically take 1-2 weeks, depending on the organization's timeline.

Get started!

Once you've been selected for a challenge, you’ll collaborate with the organization to confirm the scope, set goals, and kick-off the work!

Challenges are intended to be scoped in 8-12 week phases, but will vary based on need.

Support and wrap-up 

Civic Tech Marketplace team members on available for ad hoc support and guidance around key milestones. Meanwhile, all challenge details are documented to aid transition (if relevant), solution sustainability, and celebration through storytelling!

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Join the civic tech movement

Ready to make a difference? Sign up to volunteer with Civic Tech Marketplace today. Together, let's harness the power of technology to build a better, more equitable, and inclusive Canada.

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