Volunteering to Build Your Portfolio

SEASON: 1 | EPISODE: 16 | | GIS Remote Sensing

Building your portfolio as a geospatial professional is important, even more so are the experiences that make up the portfolio.

With Opeyemi Kazeem-Jimoh and Iniobong Benson


Show Notes

Building your portfolio as a geospatial professional is important, even more so are the experiences that make up the portfolio. In this episode we sat down to talk about volunteering as a way to improve your skills and build your portfolio.

We also explore the types a well as organizations that you can volunteer you geospatial skill to.

Below is a summary of the  benefits of volunteering covered in this episode;

a. Developing technical as well as soft skills

b. Gaining experience working with global teams

c. Confidence building (in your skills and abilities)

d. Working on projects you can showcase in your portfolio (seek permission before you can showcase them as your own)

e. Gain valuable real world/Industry experience.

f. Expanding your network

We also covered how to get started volunteering for the following organisations;

Some Organizations to volunteer with

a. UN Volunteers


c. GIS-E


f. YouthMappers


h. MapAction

i. MapRoulette

j. MapSwipe

k. Greenstand (Can volunteer as GIS Developer)

l. African Women in GIS

m. Women in Geospatial+

The skills you gain from volunteering could be invaluable; they could add up to your experience and might just be the ticket you need to land your next job. It could also tell recruiters that you are passionate about making a positive impact.

To suggest more geospatial volunteer opportunities and organization. Send us an email at gspatially@gmail.com or on Twitter.

Follow us on twitter @geospatialy

We are happy to connect with you on LinkedIn

Iniobong Benson  Opeyemi Kazeem-Jimoh

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Opeyemi Opeyemi Kazeem-Jimoh

Opeyemi is a Geospatial Data Analyst and Cartographer with interests in DRR through geo-hazard mapping, GIS for business and sales process optimization, and promoting sustainable futures.


    Iniobong Benson Iniobong Benson

    Iniobong is a Geospatial Developer and Analyst with who is interested contributing to the geospatial industrial through research and software development

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