Get Involved

Join thousands of data do-gooders, mission-driven organizations and data lovers around the world eager to use data science in the service of humanity. If you’re an organization proposing a project, we’ll review your needs and let you know if we can help. If you’re signing up to volunteer, we’ll review your skills and keep in touch as projects come up that are a fit for your background. If you just think data is a force for good and want to stay in touch with others that feel exactly the same, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to the DataKind family!

Privacy Policy

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What is your interest?
Basic Information

DataKind is headquartered in New York City, with Chapters located in Washington DC, San Francisco, Bangalore, Singapore and the United Kingdom. Each Chapter connects local data science volunteers and mission-driven organizations at events or on projects that are primarily completed in-person with local volunteers. If you are not located in a Chapter location, sign up for our newsletter to hear about occasional virtual volunteer opportunities through DataKind headquarters.


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You must be at least 18 years old or older to volunteer with DataKind.*


Please include your LinkedIn, GitHub or personal website links below so we can assess your skills and make a more accurate assignment.

Additional Information

Now, our favorite question: tell us about the great data-related work you've done!

Links to documentation or code more than welcome.

Volunteered at a food pantry? Great! Crunched data at a humanitarian organization? Also great!

Yes, include those advanced degrees if you have an them and don't forget any relevant certificate programs!


This application is for any mission-driven organization interested in working with DataKind, whether through our DataCorps, DataDive or Project Accelerator programs. Please tell us as much as you can about your needs so we can understand how to best work with you!

Organization Information
Project Information

This could be at a high level, like wishing you understood your constituents' needs better, or low level, like struggling with filling out tedious daily reports.

If you have a project in mind already, describe it here. If not, we look forward to helping you scope out data science projects that will help you!

Include both short-term and long-term ideas of success.

Data

Every organization comes to DataKind with different amounts and types of data. Some organizations don't have any data yet and need our help acquiring it. Please fill out the questions below in as much detail as you can to help us understand your data. Also, the privacy of your data is incredibly important to DataKind. We take data privacy issues very seriously and we will work with you to ensure that we are all comfortable with the treatment of sensitive data. Please do not hesitate to e-mail us with any questions!

It is extremely helpful if you can answer any of the questions below:

  • what tables of data do you have? (e.g. a table for all the applications to our program)
  • what does each row of data represent (e.g. an individual, a state, a survey response)
  • what are the fields/columns in the table? (e.g. location, time, a paragraph on feedback)
  • what is the size of the data - for example, how many rows? how many months or years of data? how many countries?
  • format (e.g. Excel, PDF, csv)
Organizational Commitment

We see DataKind as a bridge between the non-profit and data communities. In addition to addressing your specific data needs, we want to share the importance of data with the broader non-profit community and create a commitment to thinking of data as a critical resource in everyone's mission. If there are other members of your organization or other organizations who could be part of this conversation, from field staff to CTOs, please list them below.