Annotated List of Project Ideas & Volunteering Resources
This list was created as part of the Local Career Advice Network’s efforts to map the EA volunteering & project opportunities space. For other annotated lists and bibliograhies, see here.
Please make suggestions in the google doc, and link to the article, author’s name or username, and a one line summary. You can also add comments to existing resoruces.
General & Guides
A List of Things for People To Do by Chris Leong. This provides a range of suggestions, from individual actions (i.e. specific versions of Earning to Give) to starting projects.
A guide on research projects (2020) by Edo Arad from EA Israel. This has some fairly specific suggestions with time estimates.
Notes on getting involved with small EA projects by Aaron Gertler. He also lists a few possible projects
List of possible EA meta-charities and projects by Saulius, with specific sections for Careers and Policy project recommendations.
Gaps in 80K and possible projects (2018) comment by Jamie Harris
EA Career Ideas (2014) by Ben Kuhn. A list of non-80K career ideas with skills that could be useful. Fairly off-the-cuff.
Task Y: Representing EA in your Field (2019) by Toon Alfrink
Suggestion: EAs should post more summaries and collections (2020) by Michael Aird
Central directory of open research questions & research-related projects (2020) by Michael Aird
What are some software development needs in EA causes? (2020) question by evelynciara
EA Tech Initiatives’ project list and resources (ongoing)
Misc. Project lists
Projects I’d like to see (2017) by Will MacAskill This post was created when EA grants was first launched to encourage people to apply for funding.
Concrete project lists (2017) by Richard Batty.
Guide to Effective Volunteering (2018) by Khorton
Finding volunteering opportunities
List of Remote Volunteering Opportunities in Effective Altruism (2018) by Evan Gaensbauer