How It Works

Help Build a 21st Century Workforce one task at a time

Open Opportunities includes all kinds of opportunities available to federal employees. These are tasks and projects that will let you gain more experience, contribute your expertise and connect with other innovators across government.

Opportunities range from editing a press release or testing a feature on a website to researching and writing case studies or developing code. Some of these opportunities can be completed in just a few hours (the “Tapas” tasks) while others might require a few weeks or months commitment (20% Opportunities). Three to six month detail opportunities are available through the agency reps program.

Check out the Wall of Fame and see who has participated.

How to Get Started

Step 1. Review the open opportunities.

  • Sign up to receive email updates about open opportunities in your areas of interest.
  • You can choose from six different categories of opportunities: social media, foundational or administrative tasks, graphic design, research, development and testing and communication
  • Clear it your participation with your boss before participating.

Step 2. Pick your perfect opportunity

  • Read the description of the opportunity to learn what skills are needed and the deadline.
  • Leave questions about the opportunity as a comment at the bottom of each post so others can benefit from the discussion.
  • Click on the “Volunteer for this Opportunity” button. This opens up an email to let us know that you’re interested in volunteering.
  • We will email you if you’re selected for the task.

Step 3. If you’re selected for the task, go for it!

  • We’ll provide you with all the details and information that you will need.
  • If you have questions, ask!
  • We will also mark the job as “closed” on the page.

Step 4. Once you’re done, send us the “completed” project.

  • We’ll review the submission for completion and notify you via email whether the task is complete or if more work is needed.
  • We’ll tag the post as complete and give you credit.
  • We’ll send you a link to a short survey to find out what went well and how we can improve.

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