Filter events by category: Data Lab events, Supported events, External events or view ALL events

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

DataKind UK DataCorps Introduction (online)

June 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

People in Data for Good tshirts
Interested in donating your data skills for good? Our DataCorps projects are a great way to help a charity on a long-term data project.

Are you a data whizz, a visualisation tsar, or a project management superstar? Do you want to help make real social change with your skills, but aren’t sure how?

Volunteers are the driving force behind the support we provide to charities and social change organisations. This online webinar will tell you all you need to know about volunteering on a DataCorps, DataKind UK’s long-term projects that support charities to increase their impact and transform their operations with data science.

This event will kick off recruitment for a number of DataCorps projects which we’ve been busy scoping behind the scenes, and we can’t wait to tell you more! We’ll be sharing information on the night about how to apply to take part. (We’ll also post this online afterwards for anyone who can’t make the session.)

We’ll run through what skills we are looking for, how much of a commitment it is, and then hear from previous DataCorps volunteers who have been there, done that, and got the ‘Data for Good’ t-shirt! After that there will be an optional chance to network and ask questions in virtual breakout rooms.

This event is open to anyone with an interest in volunteering with DataKind UK, and you’re not committed to anything by coming along.

To ensure we have a safe and enjoyable event, please register here on Eventbrite, and we’ll send you a link to a password protected Zoom shortly before the event. We will always tell you if an event is being recorded. Zoom is the best fit for what we do at the moment, but if you have any further concerns or comments, please get in touch with us.

We look forward to seeing you there!

──────────

6.30pm Webinar starts – please click the link in your email to join

6.35pm Introducing DataKind UK and our DataCorps programme

6.45pm Adam and Giselle share their experiences of volunteering on our DataCorps with anti-corruption NGO, Global Witness.

Giselle is DataKind UK’s Executive Director and believes that smart, responsible data collection and use can help the social sector and change the world! Adam is an astrophysicist by training and has been a key volunteer at multiple DataKind UK events, as well as serving on our Communities Committee.

7.15pm Q&A – Ask our team your burning questions!

7.30pm Break out rooms for networking and further questions

(We’ll aim to assign a DataKinder per breakout room to answer your questions)

8pm Wrap up and goodnight 🙂

──────────

You can also sign up to be a volunteer with us.

Or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.