Volunteer

Join Us as a Volunteer

After you join our Slack, you’ll be guided to our Volunteer Opportunities Board
so you can be matched with a project or start your own!

Slack Workspace

1. Join our Slack Workspace to get started!
2. Fill out the Volunteer Form so we can match you with a project.
3. Introduce yourself on the #introductions channel.

Already joined our Slack?

1. Go straight to the #introductions channel.

2. Fill out the Volunteer Form so we can match you with a project.

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Fabricate Equipment

If you have fabrication equipment, and want to help with producing supplies and equipment please fill out this form.
These resources are then listed in the Manufacturers Database.
Resources include personal protective equipment to parts for ventilators.

Volunteer Opportunities Board

Be Helpful

Below are key points from the Helpful Volunteer Agreement.

You can find the full Volunteer Agreement here.

  1. Thank You for Volunteering!  As a contributor to the community, remember that you are a volunteer, not an employee. Helpful volunteers are not entitled to compensation.
  2. Code of Conduct.  While participating in the Helpful community, you must follow our basic behavior standards, including our rules against discrimination.  
  3. You Own Your Content.  You own and are responsible for your contributions to the Helpful community.  Unless you have consent, you may not post someone else’s content to the Helpful community. 
  4. Commitment to Open Source. Although you own what you contribute, all content developed or prepared by the Helpful community must be offered to the public using an open-source license compliant with the Helpful Licensing Guide, which is available at https://helpfulengineering.org/licensing-guide/.
  5. Using Helpful Resources. To ensure that it remains open-source and properly credited, all Helpful Work Product must be maintained on and reflected in a Helpful-designated and maintained repository.  We strongly prefer that you use Helpful Resources where provided, including the then-current Helpful-designated tool for communication (as of the effective date of this Agreement, Slack).
  6. DCMA/Takedown Procedures. If you believe someone has wrongfully posted your intellectual property, follow our DCMA takedown procedures.
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