Volunteers

Make a Difference

Have you ever thought about using your technical communication skills to make a difference in the world? Do you see sharing your knowledge and experience as an integral part of your professional and personal development? Tech Writers Without Borders connects technical communicators and those in related disciplines with charities and nonprofits looking to improve the quality of their training procedures and instructional materials, but who cannot afford, or who do not have the skills, to do so.

Tech Writing for Good

By volunteering your time, you’ll be making a real contribution to the effectiveness of these organisations and a real difference in the lives of the people they serve. You’ll also gain access to training and experiential learning opportunities to take your skills to the next level and boost your resumé. You’ll get to work with the latest tools and techniques and implement the latest best practices in information design and delivery. You’ll use your new skills in real project environments.

Join Us and Change the World

Whether you are an experienced technical communication professional, recent graduate, or still training for a qualification in technical communication or a related discipline, we invite you to join the Tech Writers Without Borders community and help us make the world a better place. If you have experience in one or more of the following disciplines, a willingness to learn, and a desire to make a difference, then you could be a great fit for one of our volunteer project teams:

  • Technical writing
  • Information design
  • Training
  • User Experience
  • Project management
  • Agile
  • Video and audio production or editing
  • Web and/or graphic design
  • Social media and/or marketing
  • Fundraising

Ready to get involved? Click here to fill out our volunteer application form and a member of our volunteer team will get in touch to provide you with more information.

Volunteer Profiles

Johanne Lavallée

volunteer Johanne LaVallee

Johanne Lavallée
Signalisation Ver-Mac Inc.
Canada

"I was recruited by Toni Ressaire for the French writing and reviewing. I write documentation for a manufacturer of intelligent traffic guiding systems. I like volunteering and always wanted to do a co-op mission, but it’s not always possible to leave for 2-3 months or more. TWWB is a great way to provide help in the long run because I can put an hour in, here and there, over months and years and see the actual results. So far it has been also very rewarding through all the tools we learn to use to get the job done, so we get as much as we give in this activity, and this is what volunteering is all about."

Toni Ressaire

Toni Ressaire volunteer

Toni Ressaire
Route 11 Publications
France & USA

"I became involved with Tech Writers Without Borders because I wanted to use my skills to help organizations that make a difference in the world. I particularly love working with children, and I learned about iNERDE, an organization that provides camps for children in Africa, teaching them about science, technology, engineering and mathematics. A member of the iNERDE team shared some of their needs for training materials. I can't go to Africa, but I can use my technical skills to help provide content that will introduce a child to information that could change his or her world view. The training I'm producing for iNERDE means that a child will have access to education."

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