IT Volunteering Awards turn spotlight on big-hearted IT staff


IT Volunteering Awards turn spotlight on big-hearted IT staff

Computer Weekly Staff

IT professionals who volunteer their expertise to help local charities or community projects are being invited to enter IT4Communities' 2007 IT Volunteering Awards.

The awards recognise outstanding achievement for both volunteers and charities. There are four main categories:

● Best IT Volunteer awarded to the IT volunteer who has made the biggest difference to a charity.

● Best Volunteering Project - Impact on Organisations awarded to a volunteer and a charity jointly for working on a successful project.

● Best Volunteering Project - Innovation awarded to the volunteer and charity that have collaborated on the most innovative project.

● Best Accessible IT Volunteering Project awarded to the volunteer and charity that have worked most successfully on a project to help people with disabilities.

IT4Communities acts as a clearing house and a source of advice for IT professional volunteers and charities wanting to take on their services. It was set up by the Information Technologists Company in 2002 and has been supported by Computer Weekly from the start.

The organisation has brought much needed structure to the process of volunteering, and several hundred projects have been successfully completed. More than 4,500 IT professionals have registered to take part.

Entries for the IT4Communities' 2007 IT Volunteering Awards need to be submitted by 6 October 2007.

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