Volunteer Events

At Unself, we built an hour tracker for volunteers to self-report their hours to nonprofits, so the latter could better access grant funding. While our app resonated with our core user base of super volunteers, our research showed most people looking to get involved don’t know where to start (let alone have service hours to track).

To connect more volunteers and nonprofits IRL, we held a series of local nonprofit+volunteer speed dating happy hours. The success of these analog matching events prompted us to scale vetted volunteer opportunities in our app.

As UX and project lead for Events, I defined, designed, and led the dev build effort to release a back-end events system and the volunteer-facing experience on Unself.