Volunteer

We believe the best gift is time. Our organizational model strives 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

System Architecture or Data Migration Volunteer—Help us go from Web 2.0 to Web 3.0

Do flowcharts, archives and search excite you? How can we migrate 50 years of content from our website and other buried treasures onto a collaborative CMS or file system that can be searchable and easily accessed by the great art/sci/tech community. We're open to your interest and skill set in this area.

Hours per week: 5–10
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.

International LASER Volunteer

We have a growing number of LASER talks around the world. We need someone to help update the LASER talks on our website and promote them around the world.

Time frame: 2-5 hours per week. 
Skills needed: Some social media skills, some photo editing skills
Location: Remote

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.