We're a small team making a big difference in support for minor-attracted people. We were the first to compile a list of resources for friends and family members of MAPs, and thousands of people have used our flagship list of resources for MAPs to find support, acceptance, and community. Through it all, we've been educating people on MAP issues and backing the community's battle for human rights. Join our team and help us build a future where nobody has to feel hopeless or alone because of their attractions.
MAP or ally
Passionate about helping others
Reliable internet access
Fluent in English
Willing to check email regularly
We understand that many potential volunteers cannot safely reveal personal information.
Volunteers are permitted to work under a pseudonym and will never be expected to reveal their face or voice.
Personal contact information will not be shared with other volunteers without permission.
By default, MAP Resources will not share information about staff externally unless legally required to do so. Volunteers can request to be credited on our About page for the duration of their position.
Why MAP Resources?
Flexible workload: You decide what you can and can't take on. We'll work with you to adjust deliverables and assignments as needed.
No deadlines: We ask that volunteers provide an expected timeline for each project and update us if it changes. Your exact schedule is up to you.
Direct feedback: Volunteers play an important role in shaping our work. You may have opportunities to provide feedback on upcoming projects.
Community support: At times, volunteers may be offered optional paid opportunities to provide their skills to other organization that support MAPs
If you see a position that interests you but aren't sure whether you'd be able to meet the requirements, apply anyway, and if you're selected we'll find a balance that works for you.
Though we try to keep MAP Resources simple, certain projects require a higher level of skill to get off the ground. In this role, you would lay the foundation for a more private and interactive support-seeking experience for our users while helping us reach more people.
Experience using Google Blogger (and its API)
Experience developing embeddable web content
Experience developing browser extensions
System administrator experience with static sites
Develop a widget to allow our blog to display related content at the bottom of each article
Evaluate the possibility of running an official MAP Resources mirror onion service
Explore options for a self-hosted method of distributing our Backups
Create more interactive methods for users to discover relevant resources
Develop a browser extension to bypass redirects to protect user privacy
Desired response time: 24 hours
Projected time commitment: 3 hours per week
Searching for support can be a scary experience for MAPs, and minor details like poor design may be enough to deter someone from using a specific resource. In this position, you would help us avoid this issue by ensuring our content is visually appealing.
Graphic design experience
Access to your preferred design tools
Knowledge of web-safe fonts
Experience using Google Drawings
Experience building visual brand identities
Identify opportunities for visual elements in our existing content
Creating a set of visual assets based on our existing brand identity
Develop and document a cohesive branding strategy for use across our content
Design visual elements for new content
Draft layouts and design artifacts for planned infographics
Desired response time:
Projected time commitment:
4-6 hours per week at first, then under 2 hours per week
MAP Resources was founded on the premise that everyone should be able to access support if and when they need it. In this position, you would help us work towards that goal by ensuring our content is accessible to all users, no matter how they engage with it.
Strong descriptive writing skills
Knowledge of basic web accessibility features (alt text, etc.)
Prior experience with accessible design
Experience using assistive technologies
Create alt text for our existing collection of infographics
Review our website and blog for accessibility issues
Review new content to ensure it is accessible
Utilize online guidance to identify additional areas for improvement
Desired response time: 48 hours
Projected time commitment: 2 hours per week at first, then under 30 minutes per week
The most important part of MAP Resources' work is ensuring the resources we list are compliant with our Content Guidelines and meet the needs of our users. This position involves helping us obtain information about the policies and positions of resources.
Ability to maintain a persona
Ability to quickly identify stigmatizing language
Understanding of support needs among various groups of MAPs
Willingness to anonymously communicate with professionals via email
Familiarity with our Content Guidelines
Willingness to anonymously communicate with professionals via online chat
Experience preserving digital records
Fluency in languages other than English
Reviewing helplines for known concerns
Reviewing helplines as new concerns are discovered
Providing guidance in the evaluation of other resources
Developing a standard procedure for evaluating helplines
Desired response time: 72 hours
Projected time commitment: 2 hours per week at first, then 1 hour per week