Online placement (E-Volunteer)
Start Date May – Jul 2019 (flexible)
Length of Placement 3 Months
Language Requirements English
English Reading: Level 5, Writing: Level 5, Speaking: Level 5
Language Scale: http://www.cusointernational.org/languageratingscale
Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.
E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. Consequently, it is reasonable to assume that when working with the partners, emails will not be responded to immediately. For most of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers and flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.
For additional information about our e-volunteering program, please refer to: https:/goo.gl/FQEmbx
Not sure whether e-volunteering may be right for you? Take this short survey to find out: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/e-volunteering
As a Digital Literacy Course Content Developer, you will support NextGen Creations with creating software design and mobile application design curriculum content. This content will promote digital literacy, full-scale digital design, and engineering for high school, tertiary-level students and adults with a vested interest in learning software development and coding. You will work closely with the Digital Literacy Course Developer e-volunteer who will be responsible for using your content in the development of online and instructor-led modules.
As an e-volunteer, you will:
- Complete research and create content for the digital literacy component of the curriculum.
Essential Academic Qualifications:
-Degree in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or a related field.
Essential Professional Background:
- 2-5 years of experience in software and mobile application development
- Analytical and information-seeking skills, effective and proven writing skills
- Solid knowledge of programming language
NextGen Creators is a nonprofit organization started in 2015 to help provide a platform from aspiring and existing developers in the Caribbean to showcase their skills and create solutions to the world’s biggest problems.
We have evolved to help young entrepreneurs and techies across the Caribbean to innovate, collaborate and learn through a series of specially curated events and programs.
NextGen Creators is the organizer of Coders Of The Caribbean, Converge Summit and pitch partners for the Diamond Challenge in Jamaica.
At NextGen Creators, they endeavor to transform the tech and startup ecosystem in the Caribbean region. Programs offered are: Hackathons, coding boot camps, coding workshops, tech/start-up meet-ups, and start-up summits.
i)Sensitizes- Through our school tours we delve into various Caribbean communities to explore what “tech” means to the students
ii)Creates Community Every month we bring like-minded individuals together to collaborate on ideas and talk about the future of the tech economy.
iii)Trains Our coding workshops, hackathons, mentorship sessions and soon our coding boot camps instill best coding and business practices.
iv)Provides Opportunity We help our community members excel by offering access to employment through our partner companies and by providing seed grants for their startup ideas
E-Volunteering Success Stories
E-Volunteering: Virtual Teams Making a Real Difference
Creating online support teams to support emerging social entrepreneurs
E-Mentoring: International Development One Email at a Time
Direct e-mentoring - mobilizing Canadian interns, supported by seasoned e-mentors
Online crowdsourcing: Good Globalization
Mobilizing classrooms to produce valuable market research data - Cuso International alumnus leads students at one BC college in helping rice farmers in Laos