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Volunteer Software Engineers and Product Developers for CovidActNow.org

COVID ACT NOW (CovidActNow.org)

March 23, 2020, 11 p.m. - April 30, 2020, 1 a.m. EDT

A team of data scientists, engineers, and designers in partnership with epidemiologists, and public health officials built a tool [https://covidactnow.org/] designed to spur state and local governments into action to slow the spread of CoVid-19. This tool aims to enable political leaders to quickly make decisions in their Coronavirus response informed by best available data and modeling. It is now being used by government and covid response leaders to answer critically important questions such as: What will the impact be in my region be and when can I expect it? How long until my hospital system is under severe pressure? What is my menu of interventions, and how will they address the spread of Coronavirus? The site launched on Friday March 19th, since then it has had 3.2 million visitors and was used as input in the decisions of Anchorage and Dallas to institute ‘sheltering-in-place’. One critical request is from a federal government agency hoping to use this model and some of the presentation elements to help coordinate crisis response efforts (i.e. where to send masks). The platform is also being extended to support government agencies, medical device manufacturers, and front-line health providers plan for and respond to covid. The Request CovidActNow.org is requesting full-time+ help from experienced leaders in software engineering, UX, data science, and scalable support system design Start date: week of Monday 3/23/20 Availability: between the hours of 8pm - 10pm Specific Needs Product or Program Management: Currently there is a group of about 10 volunteers providing help sporadically, as well as a very rapidly changing set of needs and requests of the tool. CovidActNow.org's biggest area of need is someone able and willing to keep the effort organized & help plan the short/medium term roadmap. Full Stack SWE: There is a website (built with react.js), data pipelines, data visualization and other misc development work that needs to be done. [Data] Science: CovidActNow.org model outputs will be used by government officials and the public to inform crisis response. Ensuring they are accurate, up-to-date, and trustworthy is a key priority. Any scientists who are willing to lend their critical eye and expertise to the modeling effort (keeping in mind that this is a specialist field and CovidActNow.org need to maintain some humility and avoid the Dunning-Kruger effect) would be a huge help. UX Design: The product development team is currently blocked on UX design; CovidActNow.org could really use a strong UX design resource who can work with engineers to design & iterate features fast] Support Systems: CovidActNow.org is getting about 50 inbound emails an hour currently. CovidActNow.org would love someone to set up a basic / pragmatic system to support this flow and route to the appropriate person or team who can help. CovidActNow.org needs to triage for the most important requests first: hospitals, US Gov, and medical device manufacturers. (If this keeps up CovidActNow.org will need a support function)

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Bring Hope To Children With Cancer

Hopecam

Flexible times

Help connect children with cancer with their friends and classmates using technology. Volunteer to set up tablet computers and more!Position: Champion of Hope, Hopecam Program VolunteerMission: Hopecam is a 501c3 charitable organization with the mission of using technology to overcome the social isolation of children in treatment for cancer. Recognizing the critical need for socialization with their friends and classmates, Hopecam seeks to bridge the lonely divide between homebound or hospitalized children and their friends at school using tablets, web cameras, and Skype.To learn more, visit www.hopecam.orgPosition Description: The Program Volunteer will provide critical support to Hopecam’s program staff with administrative aspects of the "connection process.". Some of the projects we need volunteer support with include:Calling Parents for intake and follow-upCalling schools to facilitate Skype connectionPreparing informational packets to ship to children, schools, and social workersSetting up tablets and preparing tablets and webcams to ship to children and schoolsEntering applications into our database, and more!Qualifications:Positive attitude and flexibilityBe a team player willing to "pitch in" in areas not outlined in position descriptionExcellent PC skills and well-versed in PC version of Micrsoft Word and ExcelDetail orientedSense of humorSophisticated interpersonal communication skillsExcellent organizational and documentation skillsAbility to multi-taskReliable transportation to Hopecam officeStart Date:ImmediatelyMinimum Committment: 3 months, 3-4 hours/weekWe are looking for volunteers who can commit to a regular schedule after training. A criminal background check is required prior to start.Please email sam@hopecam.org if interested.

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12100 Sunset Hills Road
Reston, Virginia 20190

Administrative - Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad

Loudoun County Fire Rescue

Flexible times

Volunteering is an excellent way to serve within our community. Essential to the successful operation of our company are our volunteers backing up our firefighters and rescuers in organization and administration within our company. Highly involved, our volunteers in administration support the daily operation of the company and its future success. We are seeking volunteers to lead and assist in many areas, including, but not limited to:- Open House Chairs: Develops community education program and tracks budget, seeks and creates sponsor banners and requests county support - Public Education Event Coordinators: Monitors events; and e-mail, responds to any requests for coverage, and manages schedule of public education events using Google Calendar- Event planners: Develops events concepts and budget, and oversees overall plan, food, entertainment, activities, staffing, prizes, etc -Interpreters: Interprets on calls, translates brochures, and assists with outreach - Recruitment & Retention: Develops survey questions, produces reports and survey results, and conducts ongoing surveys of volunteers as well as exit surveys -Website Developers/Administrators (design or content): Designs collateral materials as needed, responds to inquiries submitted via website, manage/resize picture/images, write/proof/edit for website - Social Media Administrators: Posts updates and photos about events and activities - Publicity/Newspaper Liaisons/Press Release Writers: Works with publicity and chair and other committee members to determine content for Fireline Ad, writes and provides content and pictures for Fireline Ad to local newspaper, works on design with publisher, writes and distributes press releases about company events, honors, activities, etc., manages list of contacts at local and area newspapers- Office Administrator: Answers phone, takes messages, greets station visitors, data entry, filing and running reports as needed - Administrative Committee Chairs: Works with the volunteer company's president to determine goals and priorities for the year, manages job and task descriptions, coordinates sign-up of volunteer administrators for tasks, trains new volunteer administrators, and keeps a pulse on volunteer administrators to ensure volunteer administrators are having their needs met and enjoying their participation - Social Event Planners, Open House Coordinators, Recruitment Coordinators, Photographers, Chaplains, Grant Writers, In-Station Training Coordinators and many other roles. We’ll work with your skills, interests, and passions and your schedule. Expectations and Qualifications: Most work can be done offsite or during evening hours, but must meet deadlines. Include on your application any special consideration, experiences or requirements that we should know about relating to the job duties.**Call or Text 571-442-2801 or Info/to apply*Below is a brief list of the many perks and benefits we can offer to our volunteers:Tuition Reimbursement (up to $4,000)Retirement BenefitHealth InsuranceLoudoun County Credit UnionReduced personal property tax / Free County tax stickerLocal business discountsNon-operational administrative volunteer opportunitiesNumerous other tangible benefits PLUS a sense of accomplishment, community, family, and camaraderie.

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Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad
Leesburg, Virginia 20175

Graphic Designer

Veterans Moving Forward, Inc.

Flexible times

Veterans Moving Forward is a nonprofit organization based in Sterling, Virginia, dedicated to the raising, training, and placement of service dogs with eligible disabled veterans. We are looking for a Graphic Design Volunteer to conceptualize ideas and create clever, on-brand, visually captivating content in support of marketing campaigns. Competencies: -Team player who is able to work cross-functionally and remotely in an environment that can be fast-paced -Interest in telling compelling stories through design, expertise with digital platforms and web-based content -Excellent aesthetic sensibility for color, typography, and other design components -Highly proficient with graphic design programs including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat -Able to take direction from Marketing & Communications Director and collaborate to design an email or social media campaign flyer from concept to launch -Make intelligent recommendations for design in planning discussions -Develop graphics independently to support external marketing initiatives, including cross-promotions, experience working with multimedia a plus -Budget time to meet established deadlines for all deliverables -Provide updates at every stage of the process -Ensure brand consistency across products -Resize assets as needed to suit the specific platform, experience with designing content for various mobile platforms would be helpful -Consult with Marketing Director on design layouts, implement any changes, finalize products for hand-off and launch -Create design templates and manage/organize graphic design assets in an inventory on SharePoint -Prior experience with SharePoint and email campaign platforms a plus -Strong following across personal social media platforms a plus Preferred: -2+ years agency experience or can provide a link to an online portfolio of work -Connected to the mission and vision of Veterans Moving Forward

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44225 Mercure Circle
sterling, Virginia 20166

Dental Assistants - Level 1 For Healthworks Leesburg

Healthworks Of Northern Virginia

Flexible times

VOLUNTEER LEVEL 1 DENTAL ASSISTANTS NEEDED FOR HEALTHWORKS LEESBURGDENTAL CLINIC HOURS ARE 8:00AM TO 1:00PM AND 2:00 PM TO 5:00PM MONDAY - FRIDAYA Background check is required. Proof of Level 1 Dental Assistance Completion Certification Required with ApplicationDuties for a Level 1 Dental Assistant can include the following:assisting the dentist during a variety of treatment procedurestaking and developing dental radiographs (x-rays)asking about the patient's medical history and taking blood pressure and pulseserving as an infection control officer, developing infection control protocol and preparing and sterilizing instruments and equipmenthelping patients feel comfortable before, during and after dental treatmentproviding patients with instructions for oral care following surgery or other dental treatment procedures, such as the placement of a restoration (filling)teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health; (e.g., tooth brushing, flossing and nutritional counseling)taking impressions of patients' teeth for study casts (models of teeth)performing office management tasks that often require the use of a personal computercommunicating with patients and suppliers (e.g., scheduling appointments, answering the telephone, billing and ordering supplies)helping to provide direct patient care in all dental specialties, including orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and oral surgeryTo apply please send an email to SCleveland@hwnova.org along with a copy of your resume and your dental assistance Level I certification. Upon receipt of the above documents I will then send you a volunteer application to complete.

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163 Fort Evans Road, N.E.
Leesburg, Virginia 20176

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