Support young people by sharing your professional skills and experiences in our programs.
Hack the Hood aims to foster a strong community—one wherein young adults feel supported and can build trust with our staff and reliable adults who will forge mentor-like relationships. We are looking for patient and open-minded volunteers who have an empathetic understanding of various forms of privilege and intersectionality, especially in the context of the tech industry and the Bay Area. Volunteers must recognize that they too can step back and learn from the young people we serve, and strive to meet program participants where they are, both emotionally and skill-wise.
While we welcome volunteer applications from everyone, we especially encourage folks from under-represented backgrounds in tech, including women, Latinx, Black or African-Americans, and people with untraditional educational pathways (i.e. self-taught or attended a bootcamp).
We welcome technology leaders, community members, and corporate partners to apply to serve as volunteers.