Online IT volunteer matching service
A free matching service to connect charities with international IT volunteers online has been set up by a group of technology professionals.
The service is being run by the #Charity platform, and is based in Hungary but available worldwide. It aims to create a community of IT volunteers to help non government organisations cut technology costs.
It will to connect charities with IT skilled people to work on apps, websites or online games than can facilitate fundraising. Charities interested in registering for help must input their details via LinkedIn on the #Charity website http://hashtagcharity.org.
The platform matches volunteers’ LinkedIn profiles with charities profiles, via its SmartMatch algorithm. It will also host virtual communications to help keep projects on track.
The platform has already attracted several hundred volunteers and organised pilot projects.