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Volunteer: Are you passionate about education? Help Oppia source grants to support free education for all.



Customer Service
Sacramento, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2023
The Oppia team works to create effective, enjoyable online lessons at scale that can reach millions of people. We want every individual, no matter what their personal circumstances, to have access to learning experiences that are not only pedagogically effective, but also fun and engaging. Our focus is on reducing the equity gap in access to education, and we are currently working on providing free and effective basic math and science lessons that can be played on cheap Android devices to learners in underserved communities around the world. Oppia's lessons have already reached over 2,000,000 users, and learners using our basic mathematics curriculum have seen gains of over 50% from pre-test to post-test. You can read some examples of our work in these blog posts https //medium.com/@ebelubhuhiose/86b97283edf4 and https //medium.com/@ojobusayo99/6e783aaddb74 .A key differentiator of Oppia is its unique technology platform, which simulates an interactive tutor by adapting each lesson to individual learners’ needs and providing specific, targeted feedback to help them improve. Furthermore, all our lessons are openly licensed and the platform is open source, which enables a diverse group of educators and technologists from around the world to regularly iterate on and improve them.If you’re interested in helping underserved children gain access to education, this is the volunteer role for you! Oppia is looking for volunteers to join our Grants and Fundraising Team to enable the team to continue providing free and effective educational materials for underserved learners around the world who are unable to afford them. We particularly welcome volunteers who are passionate about education, social impact, and promoting accessible learning opportunities.To get started, please fill in this form https //forms.gle/5hwbq9c6AUYdzFqh7 Who We AreThe Oppia Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the mission to provide high quality education to all. We do this through the creation and maintenance of our free-to-use platform, Oppia (https //www.oppia.org), the coordination of our passionate contributors, and the development of critical partnerships with NGOs in the communities we aim to serve. Where You Fit InMillions of children are not receiving the education they deserve. Of the 61 million children worldwide who cannot attend primary school, 17 million will never step foot into a school if trends continue. In the wake of COVID-19, millions more children are also seeing interruptions in their daily lives, stability, and education - making it even more difficult than before for many students to get the education they need to succeed.The learners we serve are typically from low-income families which cannot afford to pay for education; in some cases, the parents may not even have had the opportunity to attend school. Thus, to maintain and improve the services that we offer to them, it is important to source funding that allows us to cover the cost of offering these services. We generally aim to fund operating expenses through individual donations, but there are several major projects we are undertaking (such as core improvements to the website and Android app based on feedback from learners and volunteers) that require grant funding in order to succeed.We are therefore seeking volunteers to help with sourcing grants. As a Grant Sourcing Specialist at Oppia, you will play a vital role in our grants and fundraising team by identifying and securing funding opportunities to support our educational initiatives. Your primary responsibility will be to source grants from various foundations, government agencies, corporations, and other funding sources to help us advance our mission of providing accessible and effective education globally. Why Oppia is an Organization You Want to Work With
  • Oppia has served over 2,000,000 users.
  • Oppia focuses on effectiveness, and conducts rigorous user testing and RCTs to validate the lessons we offer. Learners using Oppia’s lessons have seen gains of 50+% from pre-test to post-test.
  • Oppia's contributors actively help to provide students around the world with basic education. Please seehttps //medium.com/@ebelubhuhiose/86b97283edf4 andhttps //medium.com/@ojobusayo99/6e783aaddb74 for examples of our current work.
  • Oppia has a community of hundreds of passionate volunteers from across the globe, so our meetings are held online at flex
This is a volunteer opportunity provided by VolunteerMatch, in partnership with LinkedIn for Good.