A new way to volunteer.

Develop for Good is one of the largest intercollegiate technology and design for social good organizations. 

We strive to create social impact by connecting volunteer engineers and designers to technical projects at nonprofit organizations.

void volunteer (developers, designers) {

}

Developing for...

Here's how we measure our impact:

300+

volunteer developers and designers

50

25,000

~$2M

nonprofit partners 

accumulated volunteer hours

to be saved by our nonprofits through our projects

66%

of our volunteers are female

We currently have partnerships with teams at organizations all over the world, including:

IMGBIN_the-nature-conservancy-conservati
kisspng-world-health-organization-united
smithsonian-institution-1-logo-png-trans
kisspng-ronald-mcdonald-house-charities-
kisspng-world-bank-group-finance-world-d
8253823-logo.png
save-the-children-logo.png
Boston_Children's_Hospital_logo.svg.png
hms-logo1.png
img-logo-2x-new.png
c2sdk_logo1.png
kisspng-care-package-organization-humani
TF%2BLogo%2B-%2Bwith%2Bremoved%2Bbackgro
livewelllogo.png
122742297_825772441521348_21491554729709
climatedonor+logo.png
sambhali.jpg
Ideas42_logo_pos-01.png
onelifecounseling_edited.jpg
AARP-emblem.jpg
FAVPNG_south-bronx-united-south-bronx-un
San_Diego_Zoo_Global_logo.png
global_citizen.png
light.png
taxaid.jpeg
ALFwd_Logo-1.png
capr-winner-by-imc_1.jpeg
 

How It Works

Step 1

Nonprofits partner with us.

We partner with nonprofits, eliminating the need for expensive outsourcing and easing the load on in-house development teams. We source development projects that are both impactful and well-defined. 

Students and recent grads
apply to volunteer.

We welcome students looking to gain real-world experience in application design and development, and are driven by a desire to use technology for social good. We gather a list of their development skills and nonprofit interests. 

Our 300+ volunteers hail from dozens of universities, including the following:

Step 2

Volunteers are matched to project teams.
  • Volunteers are matched to projects based on their skillsets, prior experiences, and preferences.

  • Volunteers are typically grouped into teams of 3-5, depending on the scope and difficulty of the project.

  • A volunteer Product Manager is responsible for keeping track of progress, making updates with the nonprofit management, and leading conversation from the students' side. 

Step 3

Projects are completed with full transparency
  • Typical project engagements last 5-10 weeks, with an expected 5-10 hour/week time commitment from each student volunteer.

  • We stay in close contact with streamlined channels of communication and organize weekly check-ins to ensure that progress is on track.

  • We ensure that we document our code and maintain ethical coding practices, to allow for ease of hand-over at the end of the engagement.

Interested in learning more? 
 

Our Skills & Services

FULL STACK WEB & MOBILE APPLICATIONS

Our volunteers have a range of experience in front end development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and React, as well as back end database and development work. We've had past success in creating full stack Progressive Web Applications, as well as Android, iOS, and cross-platform mobile applications.

DATA SCIENCE, VISUALIZATION, & AI/ML
BACK-END

Our volunteers have experience with R, Python, D3, Node.js, and data visualization tools like Tableau and Flourish. In addition to creating informative static and interactive data visualizations, we’ve also worked on improving data collecting, management, and processing methods. We've used Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to perform predictive modeling as well.

PRODUCT & UX/UI DESIGN

We have volunteers from graphic and product design backgrounds. We’ve designed applications from scratch, fashioned efficient interfaces, developed detailed user flow diagrams and clickable prototypes, and used Content Management Systems to create beautiful products that ensure ease of handover.

Pink Keyboard

VOLUNTEER

SPOTLIGHTS

Get to know the people behind the projects

Profile%20Pic%20-%20Austine%20Peng_edite

Austine Peng

Meet

UC Berkeley '22

img-logo-2x-new.png
hms-logo1.png

Client:

"I was attracted to this particular project because a couple of months ago my mother was diagnosed with cervical leiomyosarcoma. Being a relatively rare cancer, she was directed to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Genomic Sequencing for cancer patients is so important in regards to access to personalized treatment but also preventative care for the patient's family."

Our philanthropic

sponsors and supporters

ed.png

Our mentors and advisors hail from

 

Contact Us

Interested in receiving application development services from student volunteers at a discounted cost for your nonprofit organization or agency?

Interested in volunteering your technical skills to a high-impact project for social good? 

Sign up for our mailing list for project opportunities and updates about our work!

Develop for Good is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (EIN: 85-1596146).

All donations are tax deductible to the full extent allowable under IRS regulations.

© Develop for Good. 2020. All rights reserved.