Senior UI Designer (Volunteer)

  • Earth Hero
  • Remote
  • Sep 24, 2021
Volunteer role Design

Job Description

Senior UI Designer (Volunteer, Remote)

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-month commitment is preferred. This is a remote-from-home position. 

Do you have 5+ years of experience in UI design across mobile and web apps? Do you have team leadership experience? Do you want to make an impact? Are you motivated by working with smart and talented individuals who are creating a better world? Do you want to contribute 5-10 hours a week, working remotely on your own flexible schedule with our far-flung, diverse team?

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 about addressing 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 experiences, and have the flexibility to fit the role into your life.


  • Lead on interface design for our mobile and web applications
  • Collaborate with our product team to ship and improve features
  • Facilitate, review and help with the work of other design volunteers
  • Work with user researchers to understand the needs of climate activists
  • Refine and expand our component library

Experience useful in this role

  • 5+ years of experience working in teams and designing
  • Good knowledge of design patterns across platforms (Android, iOS, web)
  • Building component libraries or design systems
  • Leading design projects with other designers, developers and user researchers
  • Working across teams to set and measure outcomes for design 
  • Experience using Figma
  • Taking initiative, learning new things, and applying them


  • Channel your talents and passion in a stimulating environment
  • Experience and help shape an up-and-coming organization nonprofit organization
  • Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that can 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 5-10 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 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, please share your resume/CV, LinkedIn profile or portfolio, plus a brief message explaining why you are a good fit for this volunteer position. You can submit through this platform or send a message to


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Advocacy or Policy, Buildings & Cities, Consumer Goods, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Energy, Food & Agriculture, Pollution & Waste Reduction, Supporting Catalysts, Transportation