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Want to Make a Difference as a Volunteer, Without Leaving Home?

Posted by Plish on February 7, 2012

I recently was followed by @benrigby over on Twitter.  I checked out his profile and was  intrigued to say the least.

You see, Ben is the CEO of Sparked.com, a microvolunteering platform.  I had heard of microfinance, but microvolunteering?

So, I went over to his site, checked it out, and was thoroughly impressed.

Such a simple idea and such an elegant solution.

I joined on the spot and began reading about the challenges people have…and shared some proposed solutions.   The best thing about this site is that once you start reading about what people need, it’s almost impossible not to help and give your two cents, because Sparked.com has made it so simple. (The only thing that I can’t find, but that would be really helpful, is a way to bookmark individual challenges that catch your eye but you can’t get to at the moment.)

You can also use the Sparked platform to engage your employees  or your customers in volunteer causes.   What better way to build a esprit de corps or brand identity, than through volunteering?

Check it all out for yourself.  You’ll be glad you did!

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2 Responses to “Want to Make a Difference as a Volunteer, Without Leaving Home?”

  1. Hello!

    I am the Watercooler/ Awesome TimeWasters (an awesome section of stories people like to share!) editor at Before It’s News (beforeitsnews.com). Our site is a rapidly growing people-powered news platform currently serving over 3 million visits a month. We like to call ourselves the “YouTube of news.”

    I would like to personally invite you to republish your website on our site. Our visitors would love to read your content, and get to know you as a blogger/source of news. It’s a great opportunity to spread the word about your work and reach new readers. Posting on Before It’s News is 100% free.

    We will be featuring and promoting websites that republish with us on our homepage, on Twitter, Facebook, in our newsletter and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to get fantastic exposure.

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    I hope you’ll choose to join the conversation at Before It’s News. I know our visitors will be very interested to sample your work and learn more about you. I hope to hear from you soon.

    Best regards,
    Sebastian Clouth (@B4INTimeWasters)
    SClouth@beforeitsnews.com

  2. Plish said

    Thanks Sebastian! Feel free to share! Please let me know if you need anything else.

    All the best!

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