How it works 

This model of engagement works best for tech companies that want to train and onboard their new or junior employees with real-life projects from nonprofit organizations. This is a great development opportunity for juniors, as they can gain practical experience and develop new skills while contributing to social impact. If you strive to make the onboarding process of your company more efficient and impactful, this model is ideal for you. 

 

What is the recommended time commitment for this model? 

Up to 4 weeks

 

Benefits for your company:

  • Enabling your junior and new employees to learn and develop new skills;
  • Employees get exposure to new tools and methodologies that can help them grow professionally; 
  • You get to observe how the team works and see how you can improve their collaboration or customer service skills;
  • Juniors are prepared for commercial projects, training their technical and project management skills and contributing to your business achievements

Tech To The Rescue recommended process to work with this model:

Step 1

Identify the team and the skills you want to train juniors and new employees in. You should select a team of juniors interested in working on the project who could benefit from the learning opportunity;

Step 2

Define how the supervision of the group will work and appoint a team leader to be the main point of contact for the nonprofit (in case this, the person is not the supervisor); 

Step 3

Decide how long the training will take and how much time can be spent on the project. Make sure your team has the capacity and time resources to complete the project successfully; 

Step 4

Choose the nonprofit and project you will work on at least one month before the training starts. You need to be sure that the nonprofit has a project that would benefit from your juniors’ expertise. The project should also be challenging enough to provide your juniors with opportunities to learn and grow, but not so complex that it is overwhelming; 

Step 5

You can pick a project on our Available Projects page or contact one of our Matching Managers to help you find the most suitable ones.

Risk management:

Junior employees may not have the necessary skills or experience to work on the project independently. Without supervision and support from senior staff, they may struggle to complete the project successfully. You can mitigate this risk by identifying a supervisor or lead for the team who will accompany them throughout the journey.

The industry needs a mindset shift to value and prioritize social impact. Showcasing the success and benefits of these projects is crucial. Additionally we believe in leading by example hence we’ve shared our experiences through blog and social posts. For companies considering tech for good projects see them as an opportunity to apply your skills in a new and rewarding way. These projects not only contribute to societal good but also foster team building and camaraderie offers a unique way to spend time with colleagues united with a common cause, enhancing team spirit and satisfaction.  Remember by investing in the community you’re also investing in your team’s growth and sense of purpose.

Sebastian Burzyński, Chief Technology Officer at BlueRider.Software

Sebastian Burzyński, Chief Technology Officer at BlueRider.Software

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