Volunteer Opportunities

 
With all the other volunteer opportunities available in the Richmond area, you may be wondering, “why volunteer with IT4Causes?” There are three simple answers to this question:
  1.  You get to use your skills for a higher purpose and value,
  2.  We break down complex work into small, manageable tasks so you small commitment adds up to big impact, and
  3.  You don’t have to own the IT solutions after you’re done.

This allows you to control the time you put into your volunteerism while still making a big difference for a nonprofit in the local community.

We would like to thank you for taking the time to help us serve the Richmond nonprofit community. Please make sure to take the time to go over our volunteer policies, then fill out a secure Volunteer application.  Once you complete a volunteer form, we’ll reach out to you periodically with opportunities, or you can let our Volunteer Manager know you’re interested in one of the opportunities listed here!

Current IT Volunteer Opportunities in RVA

General Opportunities

  • Updating Broken Links on IT4Causes Website
    Recognized as a 501©3 non-profit organization, IT4Causes provides fractional CIO support services to many non-profit organizations in the city of Richmond. As such, it is important for us to have accurate, up to date materials, links, and resources available on our website. Currently, there are several broken links and inactive pages scattered across our website, and we are seeking a volunteer to help up “cleanup” our website. The ideal volunteer will have at least beginner skills in web development, communication, and marketing. Additionally, the volunteer will be familiar with the basic layout and use of WordPress.


  •  Office 365 Transition @ Senior Connections

    Senior Connections is an organization that is dedicated to helping older adults maintain independence and quality of life as they age. In order to support this mission, Senior Connections has begun their transition to Microsoft Office 365, and we are looking for volunteers that are willing to assist in the acceleration of this transition. Specifically, we are looking to set up AD sync and make use of Microsoft Teams to enable remote meetings and virtual collaboration. Additionally, files shares will need to be moved into the new system to ensure optimal operations. For this opportunity the ideal volunteer will have at minimum an intermediate level skill with Office 365 Administration. The volunteer should also be familiar with PC (desktop/laptop) support, OneDrive, SharePoint, and Microsoft Teams.


  • Deploy Simply Cast @ Senior Connections
    Senior Connections is an organization that is dedicated to helping older adults maintain independence and quality of life as they age. In order to support this mission, Senior Connections is looking to implement Simply Cast, a new SMS marketing solution that will allow them to send messages about major events and programs to employees and other stakeholders. Specifically, Senior Connections is interested in building three “mailing lists” to send messages approximately 10 times per year. The ideal volunteer for this opportunity will have experience with requirements gathering and business analysis. They will also possess some competencies with marketing/branding/communication.


  • eSignature Solution for Senior Connections
    Senior Connections is an organization that is dedicated to helping older adults maintain independence and quality of life as they age. In order to support this mission, Senior Connections is looking to implement an eSignature solution to sign documents electronically. Based on research that has already been conducted, the best option appears to be DocuSign for how well it integrates with Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint. The ideal volunteer will have intermediate-advanced skill in requirement gathering, business analysis, third-party solution setup, or related skill. 


  •  Laptop Preparation
    As a result of COVID-19, Side By Side has made a number of laptops available for use by other non-profit organizations. As such, we are seeking volunteers to help update and prepare the laptops for deployments. The ideal volunteer for this opportunity will have experience with PC (desktop/laptop) support, Windows Administration and Information Security. Specifically, the volunteer will complete tasks and assessments that include, but at not limited to: powerup/self-test, verification of Windows 10 operating system, verification of Windows Defender, inventorying, and packaging.


  • Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery Plan @ IT4Causes IT4Causes, a 501(c)(3) organization, provides stable, secure, and sustainable information technology solutions that enable other nonprofit organizations to focus on their missions and serve their clients better, with lower total cost to their organization and the community. In the dawn of COVID-19, IT4Causes is interested in updating our Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Plan. Specifically, we are interested in a plan that allows IT4Causes to continue providing critical infrastructure support for our clients. Volunteers interested in this opportunity will have at minimum intermediate skills in information security, business intelligence, and Governance/Risk Management.

  • Quick Books Migration @ Pathways
    Pathways is a private, non-profit, 501(c)3 community development corporation working to rebuild and strengthen Petersburg, VA and the surrounding counties. In order to achieve this mission, Pathways is looking to transition from Quick Book Desktop (client is currently running 2019 QBD Premier) to Quick Book Online. The ideal volunteer will have at minimum intermediate skills in business intelligence/requirements gathering, and accounting/finance. Additionally, the volunteer will be competent with Quick Books operations and management. In completing the transition, Pathways is looking to retain as much information and capability  as possible including  but not limited to: payroll history, grant applications, financial documents (profit/loss, invoices, payment receipts, deposits, etc.) check writing, check printing, tax reporting, compliance reports, etc.

     

n addition to these general opportunities, IT4Causes also maintains workstreams for critical skills such as Information Security, Microsoft Office365, Salesforce, SharePoint/One Drive, and Google Suite Administration. If you have skills or interest related to these topics (or if you would like more information on current and upcoming projects) please reach out to our Volunteer Manager  accordingly.