Make Good

Virtual volunteering opportunities for web designers and developers

Sometimes, in the tech community, we get wrapped up in the bad stuff. Sometimes, it's stuff we need to address. But it's always a good idea to keep an eye on the good, too, so that we keep balance, perspective and a healthy relationship with the larger community. We have amazing talents and resources most other people in the world don't have. Make something good out of them.


Ruby on Rails Developer

"Are you a Ruby on Rails developer interested in supporting a worthy philanthropic cause? Global AEBD is a new 501(c)3 nonprofit aimed at abating poverty and unemployment by leveraging entrepreneurial social capital. We are looking for web developers to build an online platform meant to boost entrepreneurial opportunities. You will be part of a newly forming team."

For more information, visit the website

Database Developer

"[Learning InSync is] seeking an experienced Database Developer to help us get our next program up and running! The program is a literacy intervention designed to provide Tanzanian adolescents with tools and strategies to become independent, critical, and life-long readers."

For more information, visit the website

Website Developer

"The Handa Foundation is looking for an experienced Volunteer Website Developer to connect our efforts to improve health and education in Cambodia and Southeast Asia with an international audience."

For more information, visit the website

Web Development Support in Drupal

"South Bronx United, a non profit youth development organization, is seeking volunteers with Drupal expertise to help improve the community organization's website. All levels of support are welcome as there is a range of help that is needed from very small tasks that could be executed in a matter of hours to larger projects and/or maintenance."

For more information, visit the website

iOS/Android App Development

"New Eyes for the Needy is seeking a volunteer to create an app for iPhone and Android to help launch our nonprofit into the 21st century. We believe the future is mobile and want to be prepared to capture the attention and focus of younger generations. We want to make it easy for potential supporters to find us, keep in touch and donate to our mission of improving the vision of the poor in the U.S. and in developing countries."

For more information, visit the website

Web Design and Development (WordPress)

"Ashoka's Youth Venture SF Bay Area has been training youth in the Bay Area to launch their own social enterprises for the last 3 years. Since our founding, we have grown with the intention of becoming our own independent entity. After much planning and preparation, we are now ready to relaunch as Youth SEED (Youth Social Entrepreneurship for Equitable Development).... In order to launch as Youth SEED, we are seeking a volunteer web desinger, to create a new website that accurately reflects our work in the local community."

For more information, visit the website

Web Development

"We are looking for a student or freelance web designer to transfer our website from its current platform (on iWeb, which no longer exists for Mac) to something easy to update (WordPress, Django)."

For more information, visit the website

Website Design

"Develop a website for the Rivers to Ridges Partnership, one of The Nature Conservancy's partners. Collect content, design and format website while working together with Conservancy staff to ensure best representation of the Rivers to Ridges Partnership, and work to develop future website maintenance plans."

For more information, visit the website

Web Design and Development

"Youth music education non-profit is in immediate need of a web designer/developer to improve and maintain our website. We need an experienced web developer who can improve the look and functionality of the site and fix issues. Experience with WordPress preferred."

For more information, visit the website


Where are these opportunities coming from?

They are being curated from online listings of volunteer opportunities, including and Volunteer Match . I am also collecting suggestions via Twitter, email or by pull request.

Can you answer my questions about any of these opportunities?

No, I am just grabbing information posted freely online and collecting it here for easier access. If you have questions about a particular opportunity, please follow the instructions at each link for contacting the organization offering the opportunity.

The opportunity listed here is no longer available or isn't what it was advertised as. What do I do?

Let me know so I can remove it from the site and help you find a new one. :)


Do you know of (or are) an organization or individual who could use some help with a web design or development project? Let me know and I'll add it to the list here. Please make sure to include the contact info for the organization or the link to the third-party website where the opportunity details are posted.