Many thanks for your interest in the Standby Task Force (SBTF)! The purpose of this application is to recruit online volunteer crisis mappers in order to build a volunteer community that humanitarian actors can depend on as a reliable partner for crisis response operations. Our efforts have been featured by CNN, Washington Post, The Economist, etc. We are currently looking both for volunteers with past experience in crisis mapping and for volunteers with no prior experience. The most important requirement is to be committed, be a team player and be willing to learn new things by collaborating openly with individuals and teams all around the world.
Volunteers are organized in teams that each take on a different set of tasks in response to a crisis: Geo-Location Team, Reporting Team, Media Monitoring Team, SMS Team, Tech Team, Satellite Imagery Team, Translation Team, Verification Team and Analysis Team. You don't need to choose a team to apply. Once you are accepted to the Standby Task Force, you will be directed to our dedicated Ning site. There you can read more about what each team does and view the workflows. You can also join the Task Team to start with - a team that will be asked to perform tasks that do not require previous experience in crisis mapping. Through the Ning site, you will also have access to training material so you can develop your crisis mapping skills. As your skills develop, you can join other teams that interest you.
The Information contained in this form will not be made public and will only be used for the project explained above. By submitting this form, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this SBTF Code of Conduct (http://awe.sm/5a3pP
) and agree to follow the standards described therein.
Thanks for your time and interest, we look forward to volunteering with you!
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