Give Back Through Volunteering

Have a passion for sharing what you know about tech careers? Want to give back in a meaningful way? We’d love for you to get in our programs.


Mentor NextUp Teens

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Research from IDEO, CompTIA, Creating IT Futures and other sources repeatedly emphasizes that role models are one of the most significant and common sources of inspiration and guidance. We are looking for ongoing volunteers to help teens learn about tech careers and guide them through hands-on activities. The impact on the students’ lives can be considerable! Contact Joan Matz to get involved.


Get Involved with IT-Ready


IT-Ready is in Charlotte, NC; Portland, OR; and the Twin Cities, but we’re aiming to add more cities in 2019. Help us expand the program and make it even more impactful for the students already in training.

  • Mentor students training for IT careers
  • Connect us to employers to hire our students
  • Introduce us to organizations to fund our expansion
  • Distribute literature about IT-Ready in your city

To get involved in IT-Ready, email info@creatingitfutures.org.  


Share News about us with your Network

Talk up Creating IT Futures to your family and friends – in person and in social media. Word-of-mouth helps convince people to participate in our programs. Go online to GreatNonProfits.org and give Creating IT Futures a review. Share our news in your own social media via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

Our NextUp partner, TechGirlz, is dedicated to reducing the gender gap in technology occupations by offering workshops. Their TechShopz give middle-school-age girls hands-on experience with several areas of technology, delivered and supported by IT industry professionals. Curriculum for TechShopz covers more than 50 tech topics, free and available for download and use, as well as their “playbook” that provides advice on how to schedule and host these events.  Learn more about hosting a TechShopz or contact Joan Matz.