Volunteer with the Civic Tech Marketplace 

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Why Volunteer?

Civic Tech Marketplace thrives on the passion and expertise of volunteers like you. By joining our community, you become a catalyst for positive change, using your skills to make a real impact on Canadian communities. Whether you're a developer, designer, data enthusiast, or a community advocate, there's a place for you in shaping the future of civic tech.

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Is this you?

🛠️ Technical expert

Front-end or back-end, if you’re a seasoned developer your skills are invaluable in creating innovative solutions that address real-world challenges.

🖼️ Design specialist

Designers play a crucial role in making technology accessible and user-friendly. Join us in crafting intuitive interfaces, engaging visuals, and compelling user experiences for civic tech challenges.

💻 Product professional

From product owners to managers to marketers; you are at the centre of how modern digital solutions go from concept to successful launch. See what it’s like when the product you’re guiding is addressing real social issues.

📈 Data enthusiast

For those passionate about data and its potential, dive into challenges that leverage data for social good. Help analyze, visualize, and interpret data to drive informed decision-making in Canadian communities.

Benefits of volunteering

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Skill development

Enhance your skills and gain hands-on experience in a collaborative and supportive environment.

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Connect with like-minded individuals, build a professional network, and make lasting connections within the civic tech community.

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Social impact

Be part of challenges that directly contribute to positive social change, leaving a lasting impact on communities across Canada.

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Work within your own hours. Whether remote, hybrid, or in-person, find challenges that fit your schedule.

How to Get Started:

Explore Challenges

Browse through our ongoing challenges and find one that aligns with your skills and interests.

Discover opportunities to make a tangible impact on issues that matter.

Volunteer Sign-up

Choose a challenge and complete our simple volunteer sign-up form to express your interest in contributing.

Specify your skills and areas of interest to help us match you with relevant challenges.

You’ll get a response typically within 1-2 weeks, depending on the organization's timeline

Interview and Onboarding

Organizations will reach out to chosen candidates to learn more about you and to answer any questions you may have about the challenge.

Decisions on the finalized candidates for the challenge should typically take 1-2 weeks, depending on the organization's timeline.

Start Contributing

Once you've been selected for a challenge, collaborate with the organization.

The timeline of the challenge will vary depending on the organization’s timeline

Ongoing challenge support and wrap-up 

Our team provides continuous challenge support and concludes with a blog post that reports on challenge milestones and valuable insights

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Join the Civic Tech Movement

Ready to make a difference? Sign up to volunteer with Civic Tech Marketplace today. Together, let's harness the power of technology to build a better, more connected, and inclusive Canada.