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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteer opportunities are organized into teams with a specific project focus:

Ready to get started? Complete and submit our online Volunteer Signup Form today!

Computer Tech Team

Our eGranary Digital Library has expanded to 12TB and now contains 40 million documents. We need computer tech volunteers now more than ever as we maintain this exciting endeavor.

Typical volunteer opportunities on this team include:

  • Testing and preparing new and donated computer equipment
  • Programming databases and/or the eGranary Digital Library
  • Design new, low-powered systems for areas with unreliable electricity
  • Develop Wi-Fi and GSM alternatives  

Volunteers receive training and work alongside experts in computer technology. As part of the team that represents the core of WiderNet, volunteers collaborate with staff to enhance our technical developments.

Systems Management Team

We are currently in need of volunteers with skills and knowledge in the areas of:

  • Server management
  • PHP programming
  • ASP database programming
  • Linux configuration
  • Java programming

Administrative Management Team

Assist our front office administration team in the areas of:

  • Volunteer management
  • Database management/maintenance
  • Data entry

Public Relations Team

Assist in the publication of The WiderNet Project's efforts and achievements.

Typical volunteer opportunities on this team include:

  • Graphic design
  • Socal media
  • Web design
  • Assisting with grass-roots publicity efforts of the eGranary Digital Library

We especially need those of you with great writing skills to make sure the potential funders and partners stay up to date with the various projects and programs that we offer here at WiderNet. We have a wealth of ideas and we need a writer that can capture each one's essence, succinctly and effectively.

eGranary Content Team and Librarians

As a member of the eGranary Content Team you will be an integral part of organizing and expanding the eGranary Digital Library. Typical volunteer opportunities on this team include:

  • Seeking out valuable educational web resources to add to the eGranary Digital LIbrary and obtaining usage permissions.
  • Expanding the eGranary's catalog by adding new records and metadata
  • Developing portal collections about specific topics and expanding current portal collections
  • Other special projects: If you have project ideas, let us know!

We especially encourage library science students, librarians, and those with expertise in a particular subject area to volunteer!

Additional volunteer opportunities

  • Global volunteers: People from anywhere in the world can do many of our volunteer opportunities, as long as the volunteer has access to a reliable internet connection. Global volunteers have been excellent resources when we've formed partnerships in developing countries.
  • Course module developement for various topics.

Other ways you can help

  • Host established partners of WiderNet at your home
  • Coach and train partners in ICT & network management, computer repair and/or database management and creation

Ready to get started? Complete and submit our online Volunteer Signup Form today!

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