Volunteer | Leonardo

Volunteer

We believe the best gift is time. Our organizational model thrives on a gift-giving economy. The programs and publications we serve are made possible from the thousands of hours contributed by volunteers. We are flexible in how you want to work with us and welcome contributions in person or remotely. Here are just a few opportunities for you to get involved.

Please fill out our volunteer application and let us know a bit about yourself. 

For group volunteer opportunities please email danielle@leonardo.info

Convening Event Volunteer

We are looking for multiple volunteers before and during our 50th Anniversary Convening 3-4 November 2018 in San Francisco. This entails media preparation, artist handling, event management, A/V technicians, social media engagment, etc.

Timeframe: Now until November 4
Location: Remote for pre-event, San Francisco for a day of, group volunteers welcome
Click here for a breakdown of Convening Opportunities.

50th Anniversary Global Celebration Designer

We are celebrating in 25 cities around the world our 50th anniversary. We need someone to gather images, data, information from all of these events and put them together in an online portfolio recognizing all of our cultural partners.

Timeframe: Now until November 4
Location: Remote ok

Wikipedia Volunteer

We are looking for a savvy Wikipedia editor to create an article for "Leonardo/ISAST." The volunteer should be able to write on ISAST history referencing multiple sources in a nonbiased view. 

Timeframe: Open-ended, as needed
Location: Remote OK

Visual Design Volunteer for SEAD Exemplars Project

Create a visual gallery of work by Leonardo network members and authors who embody the exemplars listed in the SEAD Exemplars report: innovating, educating, exploring, bridging, hypermusic, engaging, questioning, and pioneering. We envision a gallery similar to the SEAD portfolio featuring "emerging Leonardos" (upcoming artist/scientists), prize winners, peer review award winners, best-selling book authors, top downloaded article authors and other outstanding individuals. Please share your ideas and portfolio if applicable.
 
Time frame: Open, project based
Location: Bay Area preferred, but will consider remote

Data Cleaning Volunteer

This important service entails helping us sift through decades of spreadsheets, word docs and files to prepare them to migrate into one database. Good for people who want to brush up on their Excel and CSV skills

Hours per week: 5–10
Location: Bay Area preferred, but will consider remote

Google Adwords Volunteer

Help us design and refine our AdWords campaigns. We use Google Ad Grants and need some help definining keywords and creating apropriate landing pages for our AdWords content.

Hours per week: 5–10
Location: Bay Area preferred, but will consider remote
Skills needed: Basic understanding of Adwords

Social Content and Graphics Creator Volunteer

Memes, GIFS, images and quickly shared content is your specialty. We are seeking a volunteer who can mock up enticing graphics around the intersection of art and science, and the intersection of art and technology. These graphics are meant to be shared on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter feeds. This is a great opportunity for someone who has a keen eye for art and an understanding of how social platforms work.

Time frame: Open ended
Hours per week: 5–10
Skills needed: Some photo editing, some vector editing and understanding of social tools
Location: Bay Area preferred, but will consider remote

Digging Data? Help us visualize our network

Over 50 years as pioneers in art, science and technology have shaped the Leonardo community. This web of influence is ever growing. We are looking for a data visualization volunteer to design a visual map of the art, science, technology network. We are open to what software this can be built in. Perhaps something borrowed from d3? Or a whole new idea all together. We're open to your interest and skill set in this area.

Time frame: Open, project based
Location: Bay Area preferred, but will consider remote
Please share your ideas and portfolio if applicable.

Impact Analyst Volunteer

Help us tell the story of how our artists and community have addressed some of the biggest issues of the 20th and 21st century. This would entail digging through our archives and putting together an infograph or report.

Time frame: Open, project based
Location: Bay Area preferred, but will consider remote
Please share your ideas and portfolio if applicable.

Bay Area LASER Volunteer

We have 4 LASER Talks in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help promote the LASER talks and to help out on site.

Time frame: 2-5 hours per week. 
Skills needed: Some social media skills, some photo skills
Location: Bay Area, must be able to attend evening LASER talks.

Mindfulness Practitioner Volunteer

As a small and busy nonprofit, we often take for granted the importance of how a mindfulness practice can be integrated into our daily life. We would love a couple of hours of learning from a mindful practitioner. This volunteer opportunity can be catered to your practice. This can include guided meditations, walks, yoga, etc.

Time frame: 1–2 hours, multiple times can be set up
Skills needed: Basic mindfulness and wellness experience
Location: Bay Area, must be able to come to our office in Oakland

CRM Strategy Volunteer—Help us plot our customers' journey

We are seeking a variety of volunteers who love to dig into data. We are looking to build the ultimate audience journey with a low-cost CRM. Where do we start? We have over 50 years of artists, scientists and technologists contributing to the art/sci/tech ecosystem. We are looking at a strategic plan on how to produce this long history of amazing contributors and community members. We're open to your interest and skill set in this area.

Time frame: Open, project based
Location: Bay Area preferred, but will consider remote
Please share your ideas and portfolio if applicable.