Craigslist for Volunteers
Part search engine, part aggregator, All For Good is a new attempt at bridging the gap between the supply and demand of community service.
Inspired by the call of President Obama to engage more Americans in service, a group of individuals from the likes of Google, Adobe, YouTube, Causecast, and the Craigslist Foundation came together to build an application that allows you to find and share volunteer activities. All for Good lets you browse activities and find events based on your location or interests. And with Facebook Connect and Google Friend Connect built into it from the start, All For Good is using the backbone of social networking to help people connect and find service opportunities that fit their specific talents and aspirations.
As Craig Newmark, the founder of Craigslist and a member of the All For Good team, states, "All For Good makes it easier for Americans to find a way to help others out -- to give someone a break -- in a new spirit of volunteerism and service."
"There is great enthusiasm within the developer community towards improving the world around us," says Google's Paul Rademacher, the lead engineer on the project. "We're proud to release All for Good as a free, open-source, open-data product that uses the latest web technologies to help people serve their communities and share their spirit for good."
Image: "Unknown Volunteer" by Roger B on Flickr courtesy of Creative Commons Licensing.
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