Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness
is a global organisation that matches people in need of distant genealogical research with remote volunteer researchers. Volunteer services range from help with searching physical records and obtaining documents to the discovery and photography of graves. [more inside]
posted by Ahab
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Grandma, we only need you to fill it up to this line. Levy County
, Florida, in the Good Old US of A is requiring drug tests of its library volunteers
, most of whom are between 60 and 85 years of age.
“It’s not like we are a high-risk group for coming in drunk or high or stoned or whatever.”
This has, of course, put a dent in their volunteer pool
(scroll down to "Municipalities"). Moody said that when the county signed the contract with First Lab to provide drug-testing a year ago, urine samples were the only means considered.
"We didn't know that there were other options," Moody said.
posted by iurodivii
on Nov 12, 2006 -
Ourmedia needs volunteer moderators.
Ourmedia, which provides "free storage and free bandwidth for your videos, audio files, photos, text or software" is doing well. Too well. The current volunteer moderator team of 40 is faced with the overwhelming task of reviewing the submitted content of 40,000 users for copyright and other policy violations, on which their open submission policy depends. If you'd like to get involved, now would be the time.
posted by Caviar
on Aug 24, 2005 -
One Day's Pay
is a not-for-profit org that promotes September 11th as a "national day of voluntary service, charity, and compassion."
Why not take a few minutes or a few hours to help those in need? As an extension, we could all blog our efforts and share via trackbacks or links in the comments. In my mind, as good a way as any to commemorate a tragedy.
posted by pinto
on Sep 11, 2003 -
The Doe Network: An international volunteer organization dedicated to missing persons and unidentified victims' cold cases.
Another example of networking via the Web creating powerful new solutions to old problems?
posted by rushmc
on Sep 9, 2003 -
New career option! Be slave worker on the Martian surface!
This is pretty cool, actually. It's an internet based pilot study run by NASA to identify and classify all of the craters on the surface of Mars. This is a big job. All you need is a IE 5 or Netscape 6 web browser. Since its inception on November 17, web users combined have contributed 111,938 crater-markings and 26,877 crater-classification.
posted by lagado
on Jan 9, 2001 -