Massive Volunteering Website

March 10, 2019

A website built to connect high school students with organizations actively searching for volunteers. Here’s the GitHub repository.

Massive Volunteering app main screen
Massive Volunteering app main screen

Background

In high school, I completed the IB program. For my Computer Science Internal Assessment (IA) I decided to build a website for a club I was also helping lead. The basic goal was to be able to allow organizations looking for volunteers to advertise opportunities directly to high school students.

Usage

Volunteers can create an account and profile. Organizations can as well. There’s a blog-style feed of opportunities that appears in the user’s feed.

How it’s made

The project is built using Python Flask and Bootstrap for the styling.

Challenges

This was the first real web project I ever built, so I had hard time building things without being reliant on tutorials.

Accomplishments

The app works pretty nicely, and it received a $500 grant from the Edmonton Community Foundation! I hope to deploy it Summer 2020.

Future

I need to add the organization “flow,” and create better ways for users to be notified. An iOS and Android variant of this project would also be really cool! The GitHub issues are viewable here.


Michael DeMarco

Written, designed, and programmed by Michael DeMarco an aspiring computer scientist completing his undergrad at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver, BC.⚡🦅
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