SEATTLE, March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Zillow announced it will host a Tech Volunteer Fair in its Seattle office on May 19 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Tech Volunteer Fair will connect local Seattle nonprofits with technology experts who can assist organizations with their technology needs on a volunteer basis. The event is open to anyone and is free to attend, both for nonprofits and potential volunteers.
"At Zillow, we have a grassroots philanthropy program called Zillow Gives Back," said Rebekah Bastian, Zillow vice president of product. "Our employees have a done great job with initiatives like fundraising and donation drives, but in our conversations with the local nonprofits we heard their need for skill-based volunteers. We knew we could rally Zillow employees, but we wanted to take it a step further and engage the broader Seattle tech community. We knew there would be more talented and passionate people interested in connecting with a nonprofit to donate their time and skills."
Zillow is seeking 20 to 30 nonprofits, defined as a Washington-based 501(c)(3), that are in need of volunteers with technology skills. Nonprofits that fit the description simply need to submit a proposal by April 1 which outlines clearly defined, limited-scope projects that are in need of technical help. Submissions are being accepted via Google Forms. Questions regarding the submission process can be sent to email@example.com.
To register to attend the volunteer fair as a potential tech volunteer, please RSVP here. Space is limited and food and drinks will be provided. Volunteer skills needed include, but are not limited to:
- Front-end Development
- Back-end Development
- Mobile Development
- UX Design
- Visual Design
- Public Relations
- Social Media
- Content Strategy and/or Editing
- Search Engine Optimization
For more information on the Zillow Tech Volunteer Fair, visit http://engineering.zillow.com/techvolunteerfair/, email firstname.lastname@example.org or follow along in the social space by searching #SEATech4Change.
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