Why volunteer with us?

Create meaningful impact for the community Our previous volunteer cohort added 402 new salary entries to our public database. We’ve also published our first comprehensive design pay report, which helped many to negotiate and land jobs. You can wear that as a badge of honour.
Discover and develop new skills Gain hands-on experience in research, data analysis, community management, event planning, and more. If data is your thing, you’ll be working with over 40,000 data points. There’s room for experimentation.
Expand your network and build community Connect with like-minded designers and industry professionals from across Southeast Asia. The project is a great ice-breaker for when you meet new people.
Drive your own learning and commitment We understand life can be hectic. Our project is structured to accommodate various schedules and contribution levels. Most importantly, we want you to walk away with something that matters to you.

What to expect

As part of our 2024 cohort, you'll have the opportunity to:
  • Collect and analyse design industry salary data to create our 2024 report
  • Engage with design communities across Southeast Asia
  • Create content that catch attention (especially with pay data)
  • Develop strategies to grow our community impact
  • Contribute remotely with your own level of commitment
We’ll be operating in Runs Each run is 6-weeks long and consist of three 2-week sprints. After the run, we’ll let you decide on continue, pause, or stop. We design it in this short-burst format because self-care is important and respect your choice. Its okay if you need a break or step back. You're in control of your commitment.

Who we're looking for

We are open to volunteers who are:
  • Passionate about the design industry in Southeast Asia
  • Eager to learn and share your unique skills
  • Willing to help drive our mission of democratising design pay data
  • Available to dedicate time and energy to the project
All levels of experience and backgrounds are welcomed! Bonus if you are outside of Singapore.

Ready to make a difference?

Tell us about yourself by filling up the form.
Applications for the 2024 cohort close on 21 July 2024.
We’re really excited for you to join us on this journey to make our design community and industry a more equitable one!