Skills-based volunteering made easy
Tell us a bit about yourself so we can match your skills with incoming projects
You will get an email when projects become available that match your skills & preferences
Join a project team with other skilled professionals and drive impact
Non-profits are resource-constrained and in need of in-demand skillsets to build their capabilities
Meaningful volunteering is hard to find! Skilled professionals want to get involved but it also needs to fit with their schedule
10,000 Hours is an easy to use platform that matches the needs of non-profits with skilled professionals looking for impactful projects
Melissa is the Co-Founder of 10,000 Hours. She is passionate about seeing Canadian non-profits thrive in the digital-first age, and started 10,000 Hours as a way for non-profits to unlock top tier digital, technical, and analytical talent. Her expertise is in corporate strategy & business development, which stems from a career as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman and further honed through her experience at technology start-up Element AI. She currently works as the Vice President of Partnerships at Flashfood, a high-growth Canadian tech company focused on ensuring no good food goes to waste. Melissa is a board member of the Heart & Stroke Ontario Advisory Board.
Luc is the Co-Founder of 10,000 Hours. He has spent his career in the startup / tech space specializing in product and marketing. Luc is passionate about making volunteerism easier. He believes that centering volunteer projects around tangible outcomes and remote/flexible hours is one way to unlock the potential of skilled volunteers that are seeking opportunities to make an impact in the non-profit space.
Maddie is the Head of Corporate and Non-profit Development at 10,000 Hours. She has extensive experience working in the non-profit sector in volunteer management and corporate citizenship. From leading youth volunteers through the jungles of Peru to enhancing employee engagement program strategies, she brings diverse experience and a friendly smile. Maddie is a designated CVA, imbedding best practices into her work along with a passion for leveraging the power of volunteerism in her community and beyond.
Rachel is the Head of Volunteer Operations at 10,000 Hours. Her experience in R&D and Channel Management at 3M allows her to bring a unique perspective, always accompanied with a positive outlook and warm cup of coffee. She has been an advocate for Canadian non-profits throughout her personal and professional life and is passionate about helping others find volunteer opportunities to positively impact their communities.
As the world becomes more connected through digital means, Canadians are upskilling to meet private sector demand. As this trend continues, Canadian non-profits, who are often resource strapped, need access to this same talent to advance and thrive in the digital age.
Professionals, who are part of the knowledge economy, are looking for ways to support their non-profits of choice. However, their options are often limited to donating funds - a meaningful act but one that sometimes leaves volunteers yearning for a different kind of impact that better leverages their skillset
As COVID-19 has upended our daily lives, we are seeing professionals wanting to do more. We are also seeing non-profits affected through a significant shortfall in donations, and in some cases having to lay off staff. Non-profits need our help. We need to connect professionals wanting to help with non-profits that need help now to invest in their, and our, future.
10,000 Hours is a grassroots movement that rethinks how professionals support Canadian non-profits. 10,000 Hours matches non-profits who are looking to invest in their digital, creative, strategic and analytical capabilities, with professionals looking to give back and make an impact.
Reach our namesake: Create this match enough times that we can reach 10,000 hours invested in advancing Canadian non-profits.