IT4C sets IT volunteer challenge

IT4Communities is looking to boost the number of registered IT volunteers from 2,200 to 2,500 by the organisation's second...

IT4Communities is looking to boost the number of registered IT volunteers from 2,200 to 2,500 by the organisation's second birthday in November.

The national IT volunteering programme has helped UK IT professionals donate almost £500,000 worth of their time to local charities and community projects since 2002.

In an initiative called Six Degrees of Separation, Simon Davey, national director of IT4Communities is calling on all current volunteers to tell six of their friends what they are doing and what IT4Communities is about.

"Our volunteers are putting their hearts and souls into the projects," he said. "It is not only their technical expertise which benefits the groups but the advice and understanding they provide for community workers who are intimidated by IT. IT4C volunteers help to unlock the mysteries of IT for the voluntary and community sector and help improve services for the most needy.

"However you want to volunteer your IT knowledge and skills, IT4C has the opportunities to match. From the heart of the City to rural Scotland, there is something for everyone."

Once registered, there is no pressure to volunteer for a project straight away - the emphasis is on matching the right person with the right project, said Davey.

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This was last published in October 2004

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