Who is an IT-volunteer?

It’s a person who has the technical knowledge and appeal to it for the benefit of social initiatives.


The most necessary technologies

  • For volunteers-programmers: html, javascript, android, css, php, wordpress, ssh, git, drupal, framework, linux, apache, mysql, java, QA.
  • For designers: Adobe Photoshop, gimp, Adobe illustrator, CorelDraw, Inkscape, Adobe InDesign, Blender, Scribus.
  • For translators – it is the English, Belarusian and Russian languages.
  • For the security consultants - gpg, veracrypt, keepass, enigmail.

Particular and the most important skills for today are a needs analysis, a preparation of technical tasks for inventions of social initiatives and organizations.


What are the most often tasks?

  • To create or restore sites (front-end, back-end, dev-ops).
  • To draw the site header, logotype or poster.
  • To create a mobile application or to write an module or plugin

History of volunteers

Dmitri Buimistrov,
frontend developer

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"Digital Lab is a place where you can get experience. Here people get skills that can be useful on the real projects.”

Anastasia Frost,

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“IT volunteering is a good opportunity to reveal yourself, find like-minded people and do something useful for those who don’t have all necessary resources."

Svetlana Kotikova,
business analyst

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"Success of the volunteer project depends on personal responsibility. Everyone should be ready to work and be included in the process."

How do we work with volunteers?

  • After a volunteer filled the application form
  • We connect with him/her and refine the experience.
  • After we find the appropriate task from the existing.
  • Connect the volunteer with a social initiative and help to establish contact.
  • Look after the work, according the results make a report and write a recommendation.
  • Working according the scheme described below…
hell circle

What a volunteer receive from the cooperation with an initiative?

  • New contacts with interesting people who make our society better.
  • Real and – the most important – useful projects for an IT-beginner to fill his or her resume (CV) with.
  • Social knowledge which a skilled programmer would improve, for example, when he or she gets to know what is the concerning of the social organization.
  • Raising authority and karma of the volunteer after well-done task inside the IT volunteers’ community.
  • Recommendation and gratitude, including the name of the volunteer on the finished product.

Who are you, mr. IT-volunteer?

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