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 list of Small Exploration Projects by Richard Batty linked (comment it came from here). Contains links to guides and examples for a number of direct work 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

Project Ideas

Meta Projects

Research Projects

Tech/​Software Projects

Misc. Project lists


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Annotated List of Project Ideas & Volunteering Resources

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