June 14, 2017
Some organizations that explicitly affiliate themselves with effective altruism take remote volunteers or interns. Even if you don’t live in proximity of an EA organization’s headquarters, you can often contribute to their goals. What’s better, volunteering is one of the most common means by which current EA organization employees got their feet in the door; it’s a great way for you and the organization to get to know one another. Not all EA organizations take volunteers or interns; if an organization you’re interested in isn’t listed below, reach out to them directly. (The below are listed alphabetically.)
If you have research, operations, or communications skill and believe you should focus on promoting animal welfare, consider interning or volunteering with Animal Charity Evaluators.
If you have a range of business and operations skills and believe you should focus on rigorous projects to help today’s global poor, consider volunteering with Charity Science Health.
If you have a technical research background and values that focus on reducing suffering, consider doing research for the Foundational Research Institute.
Time commitment: part-time, full-time
Duration: medium-term, long-term
Familiarity with EA: familiar, regular
Occupation: student, professional, retiree
Give your time.
- 1. Volunteer or intern remotely.
- 2. Volunteer for short-term tasks.
- 3. Fill out the Annual EA Survey.
- 4. Transcribe talks about EA.
- 5. Translate EA content to other languages.
- 6. Find relevant events nearby and ask to give out free EA books.
- 7. Identify impressive math students or graduates.
- 8. Be an EA Global volunteer.