Volunteer roles (in Non for profits or community centres), have you done it?

UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet?Mod Posts: 4,233 Mod
Have you volunteered in an IT role before?

I'm thinking of volunteering to get more exposure and to network


Anyone have any experience in this?
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  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,955 Admin
    I've only volunteered at security conferences, such as BSidesLV, and to work on Open Source software projects. I imaging a volunteer NetOps person being like a roadie setting up and tearing down networks at event locations such as conventions. Are you thinking of a more work-from-home role that uses dashboards to control Cloud-based and SDN networks?
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,233 Mod
    @JDMurray Well yes it's going to be working from home specially with the pandemic. I'm looking more into board roles, governance, non for profit, marketing, and IT management.


    Certs: GPEN, GCFA, CISM, CRISC, RHCE
    In Progress: MBA
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,955 Admin
    The only thing that comes to mind is any site that would post opportunities for interns that don't require enrollment in an internship program. Besides the usual job boards, professional orgs (ISSA, ISACA, (ISC)2, etc.) might also post volunteer work positions. (I got my present job from my resume posted on the (ISC)2 site.) Github and Sourceforge also have OS projects looking for volunteers, but usually it's for software developers, testers, and documentation people. I think OS project sites are still worth a look for you.
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