At One Degree, we believe finding emergency food, shelter, or health services when you or your family is in need should be as easy and straightforward as ordering a book on Amazon. We create modern tech-driven solutions that help families find, access, and manage nonprofit and social services efficiently and with dignity. 

We are looking for Volunteers to join our team to increase access to life-affirming resources in the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Gainesville, FL. This is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate about empowering low-income communities. 

Community Resource Volunteer

Overview: Unpaid volunteer position, 5-15 hours per week, for a 3-6 month commitment, remote, flexible hours.

Age restriction: Must be 18 years or older.

This position is great for those who would like to volunteer with:

  • Completely remote and online
  • Flexible hours
  • Tech-forward (we use Slack, Google sheets etc.)
  • Detail oriented and research heavy
  • Has a far-reaching impact — improving the lives of thousands 

Here’s what one of our volunteers shared about their One Degree experience:

I like connecting people to information and other people and volunteering with One Degree allows me to provide that service! I’m inspired by all the hours fellow volunteers put in and like having the opportunity to work as a team in updating resources. I’ve really enjoyed learning about the opportunities listed in One Degree, especially arts and job training programs for youth.

As part of the Resource Management team, you will be updating our existing database of 22k community resources in the Bay Area and Los Angeles counties. This work is crucial to our commitment to provide up-to-date information for  families and individuals that need community resources. We highly recommend you check out this article to learn more about our unique approach to maintaining an updated database before applying. 

As a Community Resource Volunteer you will: 

  • Conduct online research to verify and update existing resources on One Degree such as navigating nonprofit and government agencies’ websites. 
  • Use One Degree’s Resource Editing Tool to make edits directly to existing resources in our database.
  • Compile data into a user-friendly excel spreadsheet.
  • Use Slack to communicate with the Volunteer team and stay informed on Volunteer program updates.  
  • Attend a monthly virtual meeting to discuss volunteer work, hear One Degree updates, and any special announcements. 

Time Commitment: 5-15 hours a week (or updating a minimum of 20 resources per week), for 3-6 months. 

Qualifications: Basic knowledge of computer and data entry. Have access to a computer. Written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work independently. Good computer and typing skills. Strong proofreading skills. 

Training: An introduction & orientation call will be set up with a member of our team. Detailed instructions, training videos, one-on-one virtual support (Slack, email, conference calls) and thoughtful feedback will be given along the way. 

To apply for this volunteer position:

Complete this 5 minute application! We accept new volunteers on a rolling basis. We expect new volunteers to start working within 3 weeks of applying. If you will not be able to volunteer with us within that time frame,  please wait to apply when you are ready to start volunteering. Please complete the application, and look for an email from us about getting set up. Thank you for considering One Degree!

Contact: for any questions.


One Degree does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, religion, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, military and veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation. We are strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural team, and encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

One Degree believes that everyone has the right to express their identity in however manner they choose, including the use of whatever pronouns with which they are most comfortable. Job applicants may, but are not expected to, provide their preferred pronouns at any point in the hiring process by notifying the hiring manager or any other employee with whom they are in contact, over the phone, over email, or in person. We believe in maintaining a welcoming and inclusive workplace. Every employee, volunteer, contractor, community member, and job applicant may discuss their gender identity or expression openly, or keep that information private