Shawn’s Experience: Volunteering with GISCorps allows me to develop my technical skills further and, at the same time, expand my industry contacts. GIS technology is rapidly evolving and having GISCorps’ missions helps provide a focus to learn new (to me) technology and/or workflows, especially for those I might not be exposed to in my daily career. Helping and working with great people, both others volunteering and those who are the GISCorps mission focus, is the best part of all.
Through my volunteer project, I helped the Oracabessa Marine Trust organization design and implement a conservation solution using ArcGIS technology. The solution empowers the organization to protect local biodiversity and maintain community’s natural assets. It has been a privilege being part of a mission that has a direct positive impact on the local environment. If you are passionate about your work, I highly recommend to volunteer with GISCorps.
North Carolina, USA
I really enjoyed my first volunteer mission with GISCorps! I was able to combine two things I’m passionate about: GIS and helping students get more involved in STEM! I didn’t know about GIS until I was a junior in college, so it’s great to see high school students using the software and hope to see that trend continue. Looking forward to the next volunteer mission!
St. Mary, Jamaica
Working with the United Way Bay Area team- they were very supportive. We met weekly reviewing the work done and set tasks for the coming week(s). The feedback was also good, especially in regards to the training session that was conducted. The training was conducted via Microsoft Teams and was recorded for future reference. Communication was great and the information and project outcome was well received.