Volunteers

Make a Difference

Have you ever thought about using your technical communication skills to make a difference in the world? 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.

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.

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. 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’ll make 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

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Ready to get involved? Review the list of our current volunteer opportunities below and submit your application to join. If we’re not able to place you right away on one of our projects, we’ll keep your details on file and notify you of upcoming opportunities as they become available.

iNERDE Ntomo Innovation Academy Project

iNERDE Ntomo Innovation Academy Project

Help us revise and improve teacher training materials for iNERDE, a US-based 501(c)(3) organisation that organizes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) summer camps in Mali and Senegal for schoolchildren from the age of 9.
Solenciel Welcome Guide Project

Solenciel Welcome Guide Project

Help us develop an employee welcome guide for Solenciel, a nonprofit association based in Grenoble, France, that assists victims of human trafficking and prostitution by training and employing them as cleaners for local companies.

Featured Volunteer Profiles

Johanne Lavallée

Johanne Lavallée

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

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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