Are you ready to join the list of more than 1,800 IT professionals prepared to offer their IT skills to help specific local charity and community projects?
If you want to give back to the community in a structured and effective way, IT4Communities, the national IT volunteering programme supported by Computer Weekly, is the ideal vehicle.
We are looking to boost the number of registered volunteers to 2,000 by the end of the summer.
The range of projects looking for IT skills include:
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- A media charity wanting a strategic plan and ICT audit for a substantial overhaul or upgrade of a mixed Mac/PC network with MacOS X server. The volunteer will need skills and an open mind on Mac/Unix/Linux options
- An equal rights organisation needing a volunteer to help it improve and upgrade its computer network and for help to build the skills to manage its website
- A children's charity in East London needing an urgent audit of an Exchange Server network
- An Aberdeen-based media charity requiring lots of IT help with open source, training, Wi-Fi and multimedia skills
- A London Aids charity seeking a website database integrator
A Norwich charity looking for an Access database guru.
The IT4Communities initiative, set up in November 2002, has a list of more than 800 projects ranging from websites and databases to technical advice and support and is helping more than 550 charities. Participants have so far given at least £400,000 worth of support free to these groups.
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Other charitable activities supported by Computer Weekly
- 10-11 July Vanco Three Peaks Challenge. Teams of IT staff scale Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in 24 hours to raise money for Care
- 17 September Byte Night. Overnight sleep-out with the cream of the IT community to help to raise cash for the National Childrens Homes charity.