Senior Web Developer (Volunteer)

  • Earth Hero
  • Remote
  • Jul 22, 2021
Volunteer role Engineering: Software

Job Description

Senior Web Developer (Volunteer)

Note: The following is an opportunity for flexible, part-time, volunteer work to address climate change. Please DO NOT APPLY if you are only looking for paid employment. A 6 months commitment is preferred. This is a remote-from-home position. 

Are you an experienced web developer with team leadership experience? Do you want to make a difference in the climate crisis? Are you motivated by working with smart and talented individuals who are creating a better world? Can you commit approximately 7 - 10 hours a week, working remotely on your own schedule with our far-flung, diverse team? If so, we would love to chat about your help and unique talents. 

Who We Are

Earth Hero is a global all-volunteer nonprofit organization with users in 153 countries. We exist to make it easy to act on climate change. The climate emergency we currently face requires adequate and immediate action. It is one of the most threatening crises of our time. To rise to the challenge, we help people discover personalized, positive steps to care for our shared planet, improve lives, and build a better future. Check out to get to know us better and see if our mission and project resonate with you.

We are looking for action-oriented individuals who are excited to address climate change. As a startup, we are looking for people who will help build and scale our impact and at the same time are willing to roll up their sleeves to get stuff done! This is an opportunity to be part of an organization where you can have a direct impact, grow your experience, and have the flexibility to fit the role into your life.


  • Play a central role in the web development team
  • Provide guidance and organization to the web development team.
  • Improve the current basic Earth Hero website, while working with other developers and the ui/ux designers.
  • Help lead the creation of the web app version of Earth Hero, complementing the mobile app version.
  • Improve processes and tools to increase team effectiveness.

Experiences useful in this role

  • 5+ years of website development experience.
  • Leading a team of developers, including coordinating different tasks and reviewing work.
  • React + Gatsby knowledge.
  • Firebase or similar NoSQL databases is a bonus.
  • A creative mind and an eye for design details.
  • Ability to take initiative, learn new things, and apply them.
  • Good communication skills, time management, and attention to detail and to partners are key attributes in this role.
  • Previous experience collaborating with a team remotely, particularly across time zones is a plus.


  • Be part of the solution to one of the biggest challenges of our age
  • Channel your talents and passion in an interesting environment
  • Experience and help shape an up-and-coming nonprofit organization
  • Develop new skills and valuable experience to enhance your professional trajectory
  • Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis
  • Have fun while you make a difference


You will work remotely and on your own schedule. Roles work best with a minimum commitment of 6 months for 7 - 10 hours a week (or more if you like!). Because our all-volunteer team is spread throughout the world, we rely mostly on a combination of Slack, Github, and video calls to communicate.

If you possess a high level of self-motivation, work well independently, have strong collaboration skills, enjoy the opportunity to partner with like-minded individuals, and can commit quality time per week to help achieve team goals, we would love to hear from you.

To Apply

To apply, send your resume/CV or LinkedIn profile and a brief message explaining why you are a good fit for this volunteer position. Please note that there are a limited number of positions available. You can submit through this platform or send a message to


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Advocacy or Policy, Atmosphere, Buildings & Cities, Carbon Accounting & Offsetting, Climate Risk, Consumer Goods, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Media & Journalism, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Research & Education, Supporting Catalysts, Transportation

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