Philly GiveCamp 2016 will be held in Malvern, PA during the weekend of January 15-17, 2016
What is Philly GiveCamp?
Philly GiveCamp is an annual weekend-long event where software developers, designers, and database administrators donate their time to create custom solutions for nonprofit organizations. These projects may range from mobile apps and websites to custom software and hardware! We provide food, drink and other services to ensure that our volunteers can devote their time, during MLK Weekend of Service, towards giving back!
This event is held annually during MLK Weekend. The MLK Day of Service is a way to transform Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and teachings into community action that helps solve social problems. On this weekend, Americans of every age and background celebrate Dr. King through service projects that strengthen communities, empower individuals, bridge barriers, and create solutions.
How do I register?
In order to volunteer at Philly GiveCamp, you must register via our website and present your admission ticket upon arrival.
When is Philly GiveCamp?
Philly GiveCamp 2016 will be held during MLK Weekend from Friday, January 15 until Sunday, January 17, 2016.
- Friday – 5 pm – 10 pm (dinner provided)
- Saturday – 9 am – 10 pm (breakfast, lunch and dinner provided)
- Sunday – 9 am – 2 pm (breakfast and lunch provided)
Where is Philly GiveCamp?Microsoft Technology Center 45 Liberty Blvd Malvern, PA 19355 Read our travel post for more details![/stextbox]
What should I bring?
Just your laptop and a can-do attitude!
WiFi, food and refreshments will be provided during the event. Please let us know if you have any dietary needs or food allergies.
What can I expect?
As a volunteer, you will be paired with one of our 30 selected nonprofit organizations. Over the course of the weekend your team will develop a solution which solves a technology issue that your nonprofit faces.
Friday evening is the kickoff for the event and a chance for volunteers to meet fellow team members and representatives from their assigned nonprofit.
Saturday is when the bulk of the work takes place, with teams working on design and construction of each solution.
Sunday is our final day, each team should be working on the finishing touches and we end the event with a recap of all of the projects.
At the end of the weekend, nonprofits will leave with technology solutions that would normally have cost thousands of dollars. During last year’s event, 101 volunteers provided over $155,000 worth of services to 29 nonprofits. We hope that you will be able to top that!
E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Hope to see you there!