Statistics Without Borders Volunteers
Our volunteers are the backbone of SWB. Without their generous commitment of time and knowledge, we would not be able to provide statistical expertise and help to our clients who need assistance.
"As [the United States] initially responded to one of the most dramatic economic shocks in its history – the disruption precipitated by the COVID-19 pandemic – I, like others, wanted to help my fellow citizens and make some small contribution to restoring some stability. While I expected that contribution to be small, I was - hopeful that there was a way to scale it to have a broader impact"
- Stephen Godfrey
"The client had a pet adoptive agency and in the project they wanted to know factors affecting the pet adoption with objective of increasing pet's adoptions."
- Raymond Ilanda Majengo
As of June 2020, we have over 1,600 volunteers!
There are many different roles our volunteers play:
Who is an SWB volunteer? Can I be one?
The short answer is... yes! We welcome people for a variety of different roles. While the vast majority of people in Statistics Without Borders do have statistics training, you don't need to have been a statistics major to help advance our mission.
Among our volunteers, you'll find:
and plenty more!
You might also be surprised to learn that only a quarter of volunteers have doctorates (or the equivalent degree) and that most of our volunteers have less than five years of experience!
It is not a requirement to be American or to be a member of the American Statistical Association.
How can I volunteer?
How do I get involved with a project?These call contains a description of the project or task, how long it is expected to last, and if any expertise or background is needed. To volunteer for a project, simply respond to the call for volunteers. When a project or task is staffed, a second email announcing that the call is closed is sent to all SWB volunteers.
If you have any additional questions about volunteering, send us an email!