Volunteer Hour Tracker

Unself is a startup focused on measuring volunteer service hours. Nonprofits rely on volunteer hours for daily operations and grant applications, but currently have no way to reliably measure, store, and visualize that data. Most guesstimate their hours, while some use unreliable paper and pencil records – both hurt their case for applications.

Unself built a volunteer hour tracking webapp for volunteers to self-report their hours to nonprofits, so that the latter could have reliable data to apply for grants.

As a product designer and owner for Unself, I led the definition, design, qualitative research & testing, as well as coordinated dev cycles for both the volunteer and nonprofit hour tracking tools. These efforts led to over 17,000 hours tracked over a year and a half by over 1,000 volunteers from the Front Range for nonprofits around the country.