Use your technical and creative skills to help nonprofit organizations reach their full potential at Seattle GiveCamp. Nearly 200 software and database developers, coders, business analysts, graphic designers, marketing professionals, copy writers, video producers, photographers, social media experts and food service volunteers, who participate in GiveCamp on an annual basis, donating more than 5,000 hours throughout the weekend.
Volunteers make Seattle GiveCamp happen. Our planning committee - all volunteers - works throughout the year, to plan the event, raise sponsorship dollars, recruit volunteers and coordinate event details. Volunteers represent dozens of companies throughout Washington State, or are current students at area universities.
Volunteers often take the camp part of GiveCamp seriously, and pitch tents at the event so they can stay close to the action.
Doors open on Friday of the event at 5 pm, with a general kick-off at 6:00 pm. Coming early (between 5 and 6pm)? Sign in, get familiar with the space, get your WiFi set up, network, maybe help us move a few tables, and string some extension cords.
We suggest wearing or bringing comfortable, weather-appropriate clothes. If you can easily bring the tools of your trade (laptop, video camera, sketchbook, etc.) bring those, too. During GiveCamp, volunteers are welcome to go home in the evenings - or camp out all weekend long. If you’re camping, deodorant and a toothbrush are highly (highly!) recommended. It never hurts to have a spare USB key or power strip, but don’t feel you have to go out and buy things specifically for this weekend.
During the weekend, volunteers complete their project and frequently help trouble-shoot issues on other projects. Then, on Sunday afternoon, everyone presents and hands off their project at the closing ceremony.
Join us in extending a special thank you to our sponsors, who provide all meals and beverages throughout the event.