NHQ:IT - Enterprise Web Services - Code4Good Volunteer

NHQ:IT - Enterprise Web Services - Code4Good Volunteer

American Red Cross Code4Good Project is a first-of-its-kind volunteer workforce that gives software engineers and engineering leaders an opportunity to support the Red Cross Mission by contributing their talents to the development of Redcross.org and Redcrossblood.org platforms. We operate Code4Good much like any modern distributed software project, with our virtual team collaborating through JIRA, Git, Confluence, Slack, etc. This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Information Technology department. This is a remote (volunteer-from-home) opportunity.

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Remote/Virtual Volunteer Opportunity

Key Responsibilities

The NHQ:IT – Enterprise Web Services – Code4Good Volunteer is an enthusiastic team player who wants to support the Red Cross mission by contributing your software engineering talent to develop features for the platform powering Redcross.org, Redcrossblood.org and related apps. Our platform represents a gateway for accomplishing several key goals of the Red Cross:

  • Publish life-saving information about the Red Cross, our mission, how we help, how to prepare for natural and unplanned disasters, and more
  • Solicit financial donations from supportive individuals who generously fund our Mission
  • Provide blood donors an easy way to schedule a blood donation appointment
  • Recruit volunteers who are responsible for delivering 90% of our disaster relief hours
  • Offer professionals and interested individuals training and certification courses that address daily emergencies in local communities

We’re looking for volunteers across the entire software development lifecycle, particularly those with experience in the following areas:

  • Technical team Lead/Product Owner
  • Solution Architect
  • Front-end Developer (HTML, CSS, AngularJS preferred)
  • API Developer (predominantly Java/Spring but open to any RESTful approach)
  • Full-stack Developer
  • QA Testing and Test Automation Specialist
  • Operations engineering (DevOps, containers, cloud-native technologies)

We operate Code4Good like an open-source project where a team leader/product owner publishes a product roadmap of stories, features, and tasks; we conduct planning sessions where you commit to an item based on your availability; and we ship code at the end of the work cycle. You can control your daily and weekly commitments based on your availability. All contributions large or small are welcome in this first-of-its-kind volunteer workforce program.


This position can be performed from any location with phone, computer and internet access. Required Experience:


  • Product delivery within an agile methodology framework
  • Git, Atlassian Jira, Atlassian Confluence, Slack, or similar collaboration tools 
  • At least 1 year professional experience in related role
  • Resume Required 

Time Commitment

3-5 hours per week

Development Opportunities

Volunteers will have the opportunity to gain experience in a busy IT department, while supporting the American Red Cross.

Length of Appointment

3 months minimum, renewable indefinitely as mutually agreed


Talent Classification for Recruitment: Technical, IT Systems & Services


  • American Red Cross Orientation
  • Code4Good First Friday Orientation (first Friday of each month, required to attend first session immediately after approved volunteer application) 

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