Categories: UX/UI, Visaul Design, Touched on marketing
NHS Role / Team: Brand Storyteller / Team NHS: Steph - me, Ashwin, Dara, Ashley, Jamie, plus other board members, and other volunteers
Role: UX/UI Web Designer, Brand Storyteller / Team SGB: Danilo and other volunteers I haven't met
Duration: NHS - 2 weeks July - Aug 2020, SGB - Spare time April 2021 - Present
Non-Profit: Volume 1
Once upon a time, volunteering was physical interaction..
Two non-profits in the volume. Nepal House Society is a BC Canadian grassroots non-profit supporting and educating mental health for Nepalese children. Spicy Green Book is an online directory for Black-owned food and beverage businesses.
Fundraising money is hard during the COVID-19 period..
The challenge for fundraising for NHS was the event called for social hiking and a gala to celebrate the event after the hikers have finished their Raisely money goal. They averted the mission with social distance hikes in their bubble amidst the 2-month timeframes on different hiking trails and Zoom after party.
The challenge for SGB is there is no existing Design system in place. They have a brand-style guide at the moment because the volunteers are building the page on the fly. We work with what we can and build on each other's work.
Nepal House Society's Work
Spicy Green Book's Work - Coming Soon!
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Volunteering is a fun way to engage and learn from communities. These two organizations were supportive. NHS was open to feedback even though they don't know about the Design realm, non-tech savvy, and are all SMEs of counseling, and psychological therapy. SGB is still ongoing so have no full retrospective yet.