Volunteer 2013-02-26T13:41:44+00:00

We’re looking to bolster our organization for the work ahead. Right now, we’re focused on remote work being done for Uganda, but eventually our scope may expand to include work done for US-based organizations.

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Consider applying for our much-needed volunteer positions and becoming a part of our team. We could really use your help!

  • Accountant:

    I have been doing my books by myself for two years, and it’s a mess. I need an accountant to clean
    up our books, balance them and get them shaped up. I would love to have this person stay on board as long as
    possible, but with cleaned up books, this could be a short-term position.

  • Webmaster:

    Run updates, accept troubleshooting requests, general maintenance. Web Designer: I need someone to do a real professional overhaul of the web site. It needs to be a “real” .ORG site, not a blog-centric thing. This takes design but also layout and prioritization to bring everything together so visitors can get to what they need or want quickly.

  • SEO:

    Ironic that the Google Hacker needs this, but SEO was never my thing. We need to boost our rankings, especially now that the GHDB has moved off site.

  • Public Relations Assistant:

    This person will do write and release press releases and answer a Press@hackersforcharity.org email address. Also, we’ll need someone to prepare press kits and to keep a keep eye on what we’re doing to cull out news-worthy releases.

  • Email Assistant:

    This may be rolled into the PR job, but we need someone to filter the emails that come in through the contact form.

  • Local Donation Coordinator:

    We need someone to help us get equipment donations into the hands of local charities. This will include laying the groundwork for a system (however basic) that helps us get used gear to the places that need it the most. The majority of gear can NOT be shipped to UGanda. Let;s put it to use in charities and hacker spaces as needed.Project Managers: When we get a new project, I need someone to manage it to completion. We’ll need many of these and the project will vary.

    The most important skill is cat-herding. Many of our volunteers are transient, and that’s OK. What important is that volunteers can engage when they’re ready to go and that the tasks are completed.

  • Forensics Team Lead:

    We’re going to try our hand at remote forensics. The idea is that we will stand up a forensics station in Uganda and allow analysts to connect to the machine to process drives, run reports, etc remotely. The manager will verify all output from analysts and act as a supervisor to help when an analyst is stalled or roadblocked. The manager is required to keep the Ugandan workstations up to date remotely and will connect with vendors and suppliers to seek out software and hardware donations for the center.

    All work will be physically hands-off. Only the Ugandan PD will be hands-on with the machine.

  • Forensics Analysts:

    These are the analysts that will do remote work. We are doing mainly hard drive recoveries at this point, but eventually we will require full-fledged support of tasks in the Ugandan forensics shop. Pen Tester Team Leads: This position requires management of assessments and pen testers. The manager will verify all output from pen testers and act as a supervisor to help when an analyst is stalled or roadblocked. The manager is required to keep the Ugandan assessment machine up to date remotely and will connect with vendors and suppliers to seek out software and hardware donations for the center.

    All work will be physically hands-off. Only the Ugandan PD will be hands-on with the machine.

  • Pen Testers:

    We need lots of pen testing on the Ugandan infrastructure. Pen testers will interface with the team lead to perform remote assessments. Network / Wireless architects and technicians: We have lots of work to do with NGO’s and the government in this arena. We need to throw 3G, 802.11, WiMax etc for long distances and provide solutions for network implementations.

  • Defense wizards:

    There’s a lot to lock down. At this point, we’re primarily talking about lockdowns on workstations and web servers.

  • Mentors:

    We needs lots of folks to help as mentors in various positions. A mentor will have a one-on-one relationship with a manager or technician. The mentor will help guide the certification, training and education of the mentee and remain available to answer technical questions.