Now is the time when we—everyday citizens—realize that the answers to today’s “wicked problems” don’t come from the experts alone; or from politicians; or from a corporation’s latest widget. Real solutions come from a groundswell of invested amateurs who know their community’s hardships, hopes, and ambitions. Together we can connect passion and purpose through design, to forge a better path forward; create new frames of reference; and repair broken systems. This type of change requires people with drive, knowledge, and enthusiasm to harness their unique gifts and summon their innate creative selves.

 

WalkingDot's Citizen Design Lab works to train and inspire people to invest in their own creative confidence—to join a coalition of Citizen Designers. This movement is building a community of thinkers and tinkerers of varied backgrounds to practice human-centered design and join with others to make bigger impact. These Citizen Designers will help create a better future.

 

Scroll to find out more about how we work with individuals and organizations:

People want to do more than just write a check.

We are connecting people, passion, and purpose through design.

Volunteers

Folks with the drive, talent, knowledge, and enthusiasm looking to use their gifts to

help change the world

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Organizations

Non-profits, social enterprises, and communities looking for new or more effective approaches to achieve their mission driven goals

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WalkingDot

Experienced professionals working for social change by teaching and facilitating

human centered design

More and more individuals looking to give back to their community are interested in volunteering in  ways that utilize their talent and experience. WalkingDot Citizen Design Lab will train and connect our volunteer Citizen Designers with meaningful opportunities to learn AND share knowledge and insights for good! They will create solutions for AND with their community; contribute more to causes they care about; and connect with others for bigger impact.

Who Can Help

What They Get

What We Need

  • Individuals of varied backgrounds
  • Looking to give back
  • Have vast and varied experience
  • Want to learn a new skill or practice what they know
  • Opportunity to use their strengths to give back
  • Training in design thinking/ human centered design process
  • Practical experience
  • Work for portfolio / resumes
  • Visibility for their work
  • Open minded individuals willing to work with a new process
  • Collaborative partners
  • Commitment of time and expertise

Non-profit organizations, social enterprises, and communities are tackling the world's wicked problems with limited resources.

We can help. Tough problems call for an all-hands-on-deck approach. WalkingDot connects our trained professionals and volunteer Citizen Designers with an organization’s in-house team. Together we utilize a human-centered design process to develop new approaches to achieve purpose driven goals.

 

  • Fresh look at a problem
  • Solutions
  • More effective volunteer base
  • Training in design thinking/ human centered design
  • Visibility / PR

What They Get

  • Not-for-profit, social enterprises, or communities
  • Mission driven
  • Newly formed or
  • Stretched for resources

Who They Are

  • Open minded participants willing to work with a new process
  • Collaborative partners
  • Commitment of time and people within the organization
  • Submittal of  application to participate

What We Need

Volunteer or Partner With Us!

WalkingDot is currently accepting applications from organizations to participate in our programs and we are always looking for talented and motivated volunteers! Please fill out the contact form below and we will be in touch soon!

 

** Please note we are currently looking for projects and volunteers in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. If you are not located in the area but would like to be added to our list for future projects please be sure to indicate that below.**

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