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Hello! You have stumbled upon an awesome open-source project.

Voluntarily connects volunteers with classrooms to teach science, technology, engineering, entrepreneurship, arts and design with engaging content supplied by New Zealand’s leading innovators in educational content.

Schools today need to teach digital technologies. There are training programmes (for teachers) dotted around the country but to truly excite the tamariki and rangatahi with new material, they need expert voices in the room, connecting them with a real-world context.

Our large corporations all have volunteer programmes. They want to give back to the communities they work in. For a variety of reasons, a lot of these volunteer hours remain unused.

The third side of the triangle is a vast range of digital technology content providers. There is a wealth of programmes out there, most free, that could be used in any situation. Schools lack the technical knowledge to take these and run them without expert assistance.

Voluntarily is an initiative by the Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust with support from Datacom, The Ministry of Education, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Spark Foundation, NZ Government Innovation Fund and many leading NZ corporates.

Development has started as an open source project. Check out how you can get involved below:

How to get involved

Developers

Keen to join the build of the platform? Find us on Github and Gitter. All skill levels are welcome.

Dev Chatroom   Github Repository

Volunteers

If you’re keen to get involved in volunteer operations and help run things, join the channel on Gitter.

Volunteer Operations Chatroom

Sponsors

Donations and long term support help speed up the development of the voluntarily platform and be more effective in the lives of young Kiwis.

Donate