The Digital Harbor Foundation was formed in 2011 and is dedicated to the goal of fostering a culture of innovation, technological advancement and entrepreneurship in the greater Baltimore area through after-school and local outreach programs. Volunteers are a vital part of the Digital Harbor Foundation community providing another level of support as Programmatic Volunteers, Volunteer Mentors, Tech Coaches, and Event Volunteers. Digital Harbor Foundation is a wonderful community in which to explore, learn, grow, and work.
In order to be a volunteer at Digital Harbor Foundation, you must be at least 18 years old, submit an application, attend an interview, go through a background check and attend a orientation/training.
Frequently Asked Questions:
2)Tech Coach: The role of a tech coach is to help students along with their technical projects. The tech coach should have a tech background and be comfortable learning new technologies. Although no specific experience is required, this role should be able to adapt to any topic the youth wants to learn. You don’t need to know more than the youth in the topic, you just need to be able to help them find the answers and guide them.
3)Volunteer Mentor: The role of a volunteer mentor is to guide the youth along the path to reaching the goals they have set for themselves. You will advise them on their goals and help them overcome non-technical obstacles along the way. You will be an intermediary between the youth and the DHF staff to help us identify resources (people and technology) that the youth would benefit from having in the space. We ask that Volunteer Mentors be able to commit to at least 6 months in this position.
4)Event Volunteer: The role of an event volunteer is to champion youths in event programs varying from competitions to day of help while providing assistance where needed. An example: Chalking with youth at the Digital Harbor Foundation Tech Center.
2) Interview: Prior to being assigned or appointed to a position, all volunteers will be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for, and interest in, a position. The interview will offer the opportunity to learn more about the prospective volunteer, and give the prospective volunteer the opportunity to learn more about the organization. Volunteers will also be given the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about the position.
3)Background Check: Once prospective volunteer passes the interview, they will be contacted with details on the Background Check process.
4)Orientation/Training: All volunteers will receive a general orientation on the nature and purpose of the agency, all pertinent policies and procedures, and to the work to which the volunteer has been assigned. Volunteers will receive specific training to provide them with the information and skills necessary to perform their volunteer assignment.
Want to know more? Have questions? Contact the Volunteer Maryland Coordinator!