Digital Corps Volunteers
Use your skills
Whether you’re a developer, a designer, or you simply know how to write clearly — we’ll put you to werq.
Make a difference
You can do a whole lot in one day! A website can be a game-changing tool for activists.
Create lasting relationships with fellow volunteers and the groups you’ll be supporting.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Out in Tech Digitals Corps connects our members to LGBTQ+ activists around the world to build them WordPress.com websites. The “build” days take place four times a year on a Saturday from 10am to 5pm, and you can learn about these opportunities by joining our list-serv (click on subscribe on the header).
You’re placed in a team of 7 and have the whole day to build the site, with ample information provided to you. The organizations get a free WordPress.com website, free domain, free hosting, and 24/7 customer support (along with a free premium theme).
As of April 2020, 100+ websites have been built for 50 countries around the world.
Oh, and you definitely don’t need to be a developer to participate! If you’re a graphic designer, put your skills to use by designing a logo / visual identity for the organizations. If you’re a great writer, create a user guide to ensure that the LGBTQ+ orgs can update the site themselves.
Nope! You’ll just need to make sure you have access to the Google Drive folder which will have all of the information you’ll need on the day of: project specs, assets, etc.
Since the upcoming build days will be digital, you will be working from home. All you need is your computer, a charger, and a positive attitude!
In ‘normal’ times, you’d have to attend these events in-person as it makes for a better group dynamic! Because of COVID-19, the build days are virtual and you can successfully executed from your couch!
Yep! You can be a student, a UX designer, a barista… You should still apply! We’ll need at least two developers/engineers for each team, but always need someone with terrific writing skills and/or graphic design experience.
Totally! WordPress is easy to use; and you’ll even get a tutorial from some Automattic staff (Automattic is the parent company of WordPress) at the beginning of the day. We’ll make sure to always have a WordPress expert floating throughout the day if you have any Qs.
100%. See previous answer.
It sure is! You’ll be working to support LGBTQ+ organizations mostly operating in countries where same-sex relationships are illegal; doesn’t mean you have to be part of the community yourself.
Absolutely! The program is competitive, and the ask for each “build day” is different (e.g. one of our last events called for having multiple Arabic speakers, and we prioritized that as a selection mechanism; something we hadn’t done for other events).
Yep! We have quite a few people who have been volunteers multiple times.
At least one week before the event.