Regional Outreach Volunteer


Regional Outreach Volunteer 

The Mask Project


The Mask Project is a non-profit organization made up of 35+ volunteers around the globe, designing, sourcing and distributing urgently needed medical equipment and supplies to meet the challenges of COVID-19.  

An affiliate of the Helpful Engineering incubator platform, Mask Project has several open source designs in production and development: The ORIGAMI Face Shield, The RIGID Respirator Mask, and cloth Maker Masks.

Our team is especially passionate about The ORIGAMI Face Shield: a new, low cost, disposable face shield that protects health care providers and emergency responders against droplets, splatter and spray. Made of strong, lightweight PET plastic (including PET donations by our partners at The Coca-Cola Company), this advanced shield design is manufacturable in large quantities (100,000+ daily), quickly, and at low cost to meet urgent needs. 

The ORIGAMI Face Shield, a Class I Exempt product, is made in a network of ISO 9001 certified U.S factories. It has undergone extensive medical testing, trialing, and is in use by Alta Bates (Sutter Health) in the San Francisco Bay Area and many others. The FDA has announced that it will temporarily waive enforcement of certain regulations for face shields during the COVID crisismaking our face shield an accepted, beneficial, and safe choice for healthcare workers and hospitals to use.


We are eagerly searching for more volunteers for The Mask Project, especially those who can dedicate four or more hours daily, over the next two months, with our Regional Outreach Teams.

Working with one of our Regional Outreach teams across the USA (Mid-Atlantic, Northeast, Southeast, Central, Northwest and Southwest), you will establish relationships with hospitals and healthcare facilities across the region. Gaining an understanding of their Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) challenges and needs, you will then present The ORIGAMI Face Shield as a possible solution. Through your important volunteer work, you will help organizations deploy much-needed equipment to the hands of those fighting COVID-19 at the front lines.

As a Regional Outreach volunteer, you have an applicable background in sales, business development, outreach, and/or sales management. You thrive in a rapidly changing environment and have an eagerness and passion for our cause at The Mask Project. No prior experience with medical products is needed.

To apply please visit our site, fill out the Helpful Engineering volunteer form, select Regional-Outreach-Volunteer---The-Mask-Project-63 from the position dropdown, choose your name and click “submit.” Alternatively, please get in contact with @Christi via Helpful Engineering Slack or email recruiting@themaskproject.tech to express your interest.