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Volunteering with Bank.Green

Although we are beginning to fundraise, we are still currently led by volunteers! If you would you like to extend your climate impact beyond talking to your bank or switching to a greener alternative, we would love for you to join our team! Below we describe various roles that you may be able to help us with, depending on your background and availability.

If any of them interest you, do reach out to volunteers@bank.green, attaching a copy of your C.V. and letting us know about your availability! We are still a small team and receive a lot of enquiries, but we will do our best to get back to you, even if we feel it may not be the best fit.

Software Engineer (frontend, backend, & Excel):

Our team maintains a linear.app issue board and has bi-weekly SCRUM ceremonies including sprint reviews and sprint planning and a monthly retro. We're looking for friendly developers to help with our frontends (Vue.js+Nuxt) and backend sites (Python+Django+SQLite / Python +Flask+PostgreSQL) and infrastructure (Azure + Cloudflare). Have a look at our product and engineering roadmap and culture presentation and public repos and email if you'd like to get involved. This is a 5-20 hour per week commitment.

Bank Research Team - Investigator

Bank.Green would like your help finding and sharing information about banks. Tasks include investigating bank lending policies and practices, publishing and maintaining bank pages, and distributing information to relevant activist groups. Our team maintains a database of 55,000 banks, with only roughly 700 visible on our website. We would love if you could help us grow this number!

This is a 5-20 hour a week commitment requiring good general, computer, communication, and organisational skills. Some knowledge of or interest in finance is helpful but not required. We are building this team starting in the UK and will prioritize people from or living in the UK, women, and minorities. Have a look at our research team presentation and fill out this friendly survey if you would like to get involved.

Bank Research Team - Outreach

Our team would like your help encouraging banks to join the fossil free alliance. Tasks include investigating bank lending policies and practices, interfacing with bank staff, encouraging them to join the fossl free alliance, and onboarding them into that alliance.

This is a 5-15 hour a week commitment requiring good general computer, communication, and organisational skills. The day-to-day can closely resemble those of a sales position, except that there is no money exchanging hands. We are building this team starting in the UK and will prioritize people from or living in the UK, women, and minorities. Have a look at our research team presentation and fill out this friendly survey if you would like to get involved.

UX and Graphic Designers

Bank.Green is always looking for better ways to communicate its vision. We are seeking a UX designer to help create user flows on our website and other applications. Furthermore, we are seeking a graphic designer to help design white papers, social media graphics, and website mockups. A volunteer for this role does not need to commit many hours per week (2-5) but does need to be available to respond to questions quickly on Slack. We mostly design in Figma but are open to volunteers using their preferred tools. Have a look at our product and engineering roadmap and culture presentation and email if you'd like to get involved.

Excel Developer / Consultant:

Bank.Green is developing a methodology and related excel-based questionnaire scoring banks on their environmental performance. We would like your expertise in designing, developing, and specifying parts of our excel questionnaire, including macros and API's that the engineering team will need to build. Bank.Green is a technical organization but does not currently have expertise in Excel so your contribution can be extremely helpful. Experience with the financial sector and/or refinitiv business classification can be helpful but are not required. This is a 1-3 hour per week initial commitment with occasional weeks of 5-15 hour commitments depending on your schedule. Email if you would like to get involved.

Content Writer

We are expanding on our vision this year to become the "go-to" online resource green personal finance. As such, we're intending to put out a lot more articles around all aspects of this topic, empowering our visitors to make more climate-friendly choices with their money! If you'd like to help with this effort and can commit 3 or more hours per week, email to get involved.

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If any of these roles are of interest to you, either fill out this form (research team only) or email volunteers@bank.green, attaching a copy of your C.V. and letting us know about your availability! We are still a small team and receive a lot of enquiries, but we will do our best to get back to you, even if we feel it may not be the best fit.

Bank.Green is a project of Empowerment Works Inc. 501(c)(3)