SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Are you ready to volunteer with TechPoint Foundation for Youth? We're so excited to have you! Check out this step-by-step tutorial to search and sign up for our opportunities using the CommunityHERO app and email us at volunteer@techpointyouth.org with any questions.

Downloading the app & Searching for opportunities

  Step 1:  Download the CommunityHERO app from the App Store! Make sure to choose the correct app, created by NeedsGap LLC.

Step 1: Download the CommunityHERO app from the App Store! Make sure to choose the correct app, created by NeedsGap LLC.

  Step 2:  Click on Create an Account at the bottom of the screen to get started!

Step 2: Click on Create an Account at the bottom of the screen to get started!

  Step 3:  Enter your email and create a password

Step 3: Enter your email and create a password

  Step 4:  Enter a few pieces of information about yourself

Step 4: Enter a few pieces of information about yourself

  Step 5:  Woohoo! You're almost there! Click the middle icon on the bottom of your screen that says "Describe" underneath it.

Step 5: Woohoo! You're almost there! Click the middle icon on the bottom of your screen that says "Describe" underneath it.

  Step 6:  Let's add some skills! Tap on the skills section at the bottom of the list.

Step 6: Let's add some skills! Tap on the skills section at the bottom of the list.

  Step 7:  Whew! That's a lot of options! Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select STEM.

Step 7: Whew! That's a lot of options! Scroll down to the bottom of the list and select STEM.

  Step 8:  All right! Select the skills that match up with yours by clicking the check mark to the left of each entry. Not sure what to choose? Select General Math, General Science, General Engineering, and General Technology to start. 

Step 8: All right! Select the skills that match up with yours by clicking the check mark to the left of each entry. Not sure what to choose? Select General Math, General Science, General Engineering, and General Technology to start. 

  Step 9:  After selecting your skills, tap the back arrow on the top left of your screen. Then, select the hand icon that says "Join" on the bottom left of the screen to see your featured opportunities! These will vary based on what skills you selected.

Step 9: After selecting your skills, tap the back arrow on the top left of your screen. Then, select the hand icon that says "Join" on the bottom left of the screen to see your featured opportunities! These will vary based on what skills you selected.

  Step 10:  You can also filter volunteer opportunities by date, start/end time, and distance. Just click the icon made of three lines in the top right hand corner of your screen. Enter your search filters and then hit the orange "Go" button.

Step 10: You can also filter volunteer opportunities by date, start/end time, and distance. Just click the icon made of three lines in the top right hand corner of your screen. Enter your search filters and then hit the orange "Go" button.

  Step 11:  If you'd like to see options at a specific school site or for a specific program, you can type the program/school name into the search bar near the top of your screen! 

Step 11: If you'd like to see options at a specific school site or for a specific program, you can type the program/school name into the search bar near the top of your screen! 

  Step 12:  Ready to learn more about a specific opportunity? Tap on the listing you're interested in to get a project overview. If it sounds like the right fit for you, click on the orange "Find Opportunities" button at the bottom of the screen!

Step 12: Ready to learn more about a specific opportunity? Tap on the listing you're interested in to get a project overview. If it sounds like the right fit for you, click on the orange "Find Opportunities" button at the bottom of the screen!

Signing up for opportunities

  Step 1:  After you click on the orange "Find Opportunities" button at the bottom of the project overview screen, a list of volunteer spots for the project will pop up! You can click on the different spots to see what tasks are associated with each one.

Step 1: After you click on the orange "Find Opportunities" button at the bottom of the project overview screen, a list of volunteer spots for the project will pop up! You can click on the different spots to see what tasks are associated with each one.

  Step 2:  Read through the volunteer spot description to get more specific information about the role. Ready to sign up? Click the orange "Join" button at the bottom of the screen!

Step 2: Read through the volunteer spot description to get more specific information about the role. Ready to sign up? Click the orange "Join" button at the bottom of the screen!

  Step 3:  You can sign up by yourself or with a team! You will need the full name and email of each team member to sign up as a group. Tap the option you'd like to finish the sign up process.

Step 3: You can sign up by yourself or with a team! You will need the full name and email of each team member to sign up as a group. Tap the option you'd like to finish the sign up process.

  Step 4:  Boom! You're all signed up and you should receive additional information within the next couple of days. Need to change your commitment? Just click the orange "Remove Me" button at the bottom of the screen and you will be removed from the sign up list.

Step 4: Boom! You're all signed up and you should receive additional information within the next couple of days. Need to change your commitment? Just click the orange "Remove Me" button at the bottom of the screen and you will be removed from the sign up list.