What this site is for
There are graphic designers and web designers out there who want to help, but do not know how. There are tons of community organizations that need graphic and web design help, but do not know where to find it. This site aims to connect those people directly, and provide design resources / training for community organizers.
Our goal is to connect skilled volunteers with organizations that need their help. We hope to create relationships, so that organizers will have someone consistent to work with and designers can volunteer around issues they care about.
Who we support
This site was made as a resource to support marginalized communities: women, people of color, LGBTQ folks, immigrants, the poor and working class. We welcome the help of volunteers and the requests of community organizations with that in mind.
How to use it (for organizations)
Check out the list of volunteers and see who has the skills you need. Some volunteers have particular interests; if you can find someone specifically interested in what you do, even better. Please also check out our helpful guide, How To Talk To Designers, which will help you effectively ask for what you want. Some things our volunteers can help with:
- Posters & Flyers (for events or for informational campaigns)
- Social media graphics (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc; profile images and posts)
- Building web sites
- Maintaining the back end (updating site / plugins etc)
- Connecting your social media accounts
We’ve also compiled some tools and resources to help you develop your own graphic and web design skills. And if you still can’t seem to find what you’re looking for, you can submit a request for help.
How to use this site (for volunteers)
Please submit your information here. You don’t need to have any formal credentials to volunteer, but please have links or some examples of your work. We’ll add you to the list of volunteers. Mostly we hope to let people and organizations make their own connections, but we may also email from time to time to see if you’re interested in specific projects that people have submitted.
If you have questions or comments about DesignVolunteers.org, please submit them here.