What if your team’s skills could be used to help prevent homelessness?

Team Ample has already partnered with Twitter, TD, Fiix, and Manulife in order to engage employees in supporting tech solutions to combat homelessness. Our chatbot Chalmers is just the first step in helping individuals at risk of homelessness get help faster. Whether your team is big on data, product strategy, development, or marketing, we’d appreciate your support to amplify our impact! We’re always looking forward to designing partnerships and cross-company hackathons to get more talented folks involved.

What topics will your team learn about?

Learn more about what’s the right fit to engage your team, with examples from other companies!

Why should you engage your team with skills-based volunteering at Ample Labs?

Partnering with Ample Labs empowers your team to use their skills to stop a growing problem in our cities. Team members can bond with each other through collaboration and expand their network with our Tech for Good Collective! When 1 in 10 Canadians have experienced homelessness in their lifetime, this is an issue that touches us all. (Stats Can)

With Ample Labs, we make sure our volunteering experiences include learning on both sides! Your team will learn more about hidden homelessness and ours will gain new perspectives on how to tackle problems.

How would a partnership with Team Ample work?

This depends on you! Our team has partnership packages prepared, but we can customize them to your team and even design new ones based on your needs. We can work together, and you can be as involved as you want! We love new ideas, and they are always welcome.

We can engage your employees from across departments, and as many as you’d like. Here are some examples of what employee engagement with Ample Labs can look like.

Hackathon Challenges: Compete and collaborate

Employees are mixed into teams that race against the clock to solve a Chalmers challenge! Teams are given tools to help them create real-world solutions based on several judging categories. Depending on the type of company, it can include user research, data collection, feasibility, Ample values, your team’s specific values and more.

Past challenges include:

Length: Option 1) 1 day; 5 hours
Option 2) 1 week; 10–20 hours

Employees engaged: As many as you want! For the full experience, we require a minimum of 10 employees from any cross-section of your company. For smaller companies with fewer employees, we can create options to work with other companies or our own team members!

Impact: Our team has incorporated many pitches from challenges into our product road map, including SMS or email opt-in and voluntary user profiles. The solutions and fresh perspectives we gain from the hackathons often help us build upon existing ideas and build new ones!

“Pivoting to virtual volunteering has been a challenge for us at Fiix, but Ample Labs made the process super easy, fun, and above all: impactful. I’m glad we could partner with Ample Labs to advance their mission of preventing homelessness.” — Katie Allen, Sustainability and Social Impact Manager, Fiix

Long-term Volunteering: Culture of Giving

Leverage your team’s skills with high-impact projects! Your team members will integrate with Ample teams and work together on a weekly basis. From experimental services to business strategy, your team’s support in the day-to-day work at Ample directly impacts the bottom line.

Long-term projects include:

Length: 3+ months; 4–5 hours per week

Employees engaged: Ideal for 10–25 employees from across departments. We appreciate mentorship, and also provide training to those with less experience.

Impact: Our team has built out services with the help of long-term partners like TD! They have contributed to our engineering team in product releases and experimental services. Team Ample has also received vital business strategy support, and we thank our long-term partners for their help.

“Technology has the power to solve the world’s hardest problems. One that has eluded us for a long time is close to us: helping homeless and vulnerable populations in an effective manner. Our partnership with Ample Labs is a meaningful chance for us to give back via technology.” — Franklin Garrigues, VP of TD Digital, TD Bank Group

Development Workshops: Learning and Responding

Gain perspective on the realities of homelessness in our communities, including insights that may surprise you! Our team will help yours develop practical skills that make our communities a better place to live and work. We’ll engage your team with questions and activities to strengthen your understanding.

Learning workshop topics include:

“Ample Labs is an ideal tech non-profit to partner with for Twitter. Our vision for corporate social responsibility is to bring the company and community together to be a force for good through employee engagement, platform activation, and corporate giving.” — Michele Austin, Policy, Twitter Public Policy

If there’s more your team wants to learn or contribute, let us know!
Book a call with us and let’s make a change together.

ample Labs is a non-profit empowering those of us facing homelessness with technology. 👉 https://www.amplelabs.co

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