Develop for Good volunteers and nonprofit clients have lots to say about their experience. Read a few highlights of stories from members of our community.
“Develop For Good has been instrumental in helping our team of scientists to share thousands of specimen data with the public. These data will be uploaded to the Smithsonian’s online database for research and educational purposes. Undoubtedly, this important outreach project would not have happened on such a vast scale without this organization’s help.”
“As someone who never got any internship experience, Develop for Good has given me a great chance to get the skills needed and the experience needed to succeed in my career. I would recommend students and former students who haven’t had the chance to get an internship to apply and volunteer for Develop for Good. With the experience that this has given me, I’ve interviewed with both smaller firms and larger companies like Google and Snap for software engineer positions.”
“We are so grateful to Develop for Good for their amazing help. There is no way we could have even dreamed of having such capable help available to us without this program, as we are on a very limited budget and our constituencies' needs dictate how we use any resources available. It's too difficult to find funding to get the sort of help we really needed, but only were able to receive thanks to this program!”
“I personally love this program. It is a positive experience for everyone involved. We all are working for a good cause, all team members gain experience, and charities get projects off the ground they may have never gotten around to. It's been a really moving experience. I've been raving about this program to everyone I know. Develop For Good is a wonderful organization.”
“Didn't know it was possible to volunteer for a nonprofit, develop technical skills, network with industry professionals, work with a diverse team, and have fun all at the same time! Incredibly thankful to Develop For Good for providing students like me with a memorable opportunity to create a positive impact in the world.”
“The team we worked with was professional and friendly. It was obvious they were very skilled in what they were tackling and had some great ideas to help us make decisions along the way. We truly appreciate all the hard work they have done so far. We were very lucky to have been part of this program.”
"Through Develop For Good, I've been able to land several UI and UX designer interviews and enhance my portfolio. It has given me the real world experience I lacked as a student and paved the way to other opportunities. Develop For Good is amazing and I would definitely help out again!"
“The Develop For Good Team we worked with was amazing. The students added an extra dose of creative energy to our project. They thoroughly researched competitors and came in with a point of view for how best to design our app experience. They shared their perspective, responded to feedback well, and delivered everything we needed on time. We could not have gotten as far as we did without them. I would work with Develop for Good again for future projects. I would also highly recommend the students I worked for job opportunities.”
“Working with Develop for Good was fantastic: the team was professional, timely, and adaptable, and prolific. In just a couple of months, they helped 1Day Sooner redesign our website, visualize data from two research projects, and develop an interactive volunteer map for our front page. All of the content that Develop for Good produced was specifically tailored to our needs and of incredibly high-quality. I’m grateful that we can now feature Develop for Good’s work on our website, and I’m excited for 1Day Sooner’s nearly 40,000 volunteers to interact with our new website!”
“Develop For Good was an amazing opportunity for me to use my designer powers for good, and I feel proud that my work will have real-world impact and amplify the important missions of these non-profit organizations. I also had the chance to work with other students across the country, from different schools. My experience with DFG has truly offered me growth as a designer in the social good space that's hard to find anywhere else!”
“Develop for Good has developed a state of the art website for us. This has been a milestone for our team as we will be able to showcase what we are doing in supporting initiatives that help children thrive! The other important thing worth mentioning is that there has been significant transfer of skills from the students to our team, building our confidence in ICT skill beyond website development. This is also a huge cost saving and a rare opportunity to find.”
“Develop for Good has really taught me what it’s like to work as a team on a real project in the tech industry. I feel that this experience has prepared me more than anything for a career as a developer.”