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Apply to be a 2024 Vital Village Community Data Ambassador


Vital Village is seeking three Community Data Ambassador volunteers to co-lead the Community Data Workgroup in 2024. Responsibilities include:

  • Support community outreach and partnership
  • Group reflection on how to use technology and data to advance social justice issues.
  • Creating agendas and facilitating monthly Workgroup meetings
  • Five-month service commitment

The Workgroup is a peer-led space where Boston residents and community organizations can discuss challenges, share data, and design solutions together. Community-led topics have included food justice, transportation equity, and housing. Previous projects have included co-designing the Abundance Boston app, Community Housing Data Tool, and Experiences on the MBTA Transportation Equity map. 

Volunteers ambassadors will receive a $500 honorarium for their service.

To apply, please complete the form below before our updated deadline, March 29, 2024 at noon ET. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Community Data Ambassador Application

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Interest and Availability

Some roles of community data ambassadors include creating agendas and facilitating virtual monthly workgroup meetings, supporting community outreach and partnership, and holding discussions and reflections on ways that data and technology can support systems change including food justice, transportation equity, and housing. 

Alongside resident champions and organizational partners in the data workgroup, ambassadors will co-create data tools such as interactive maps, mobile applications, and information sharing technology that advance social change.

Ambassadors are expected to spend ~5 hours supporting the workgroup per month from April through September, including attending a monthly internal planning meeting, communicating with other workgroup members around data projects, and facilitating an hour-long monthly workgroup session.

Several of our community partners invite the data workgroup to attend in-person events and symposiums. Would you be able to attend and represent the data workgroup at these in-person partner events roughly once every 6 weeks in the spring and summer (optional)? 

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