Volunteering for a cause is not always as easy as it seems. Between our over-packed schedules and underfunded incomes, giving of your time and money to charity can be a daunting task. The fact that we are busy or that our budgets are tight, however, does not alleviate need. With a little innovation and big idea, The Extraordinaries is here to save the day!
Have you ever heard of “micro-volunteering”? The old adage is that every little bit helps. Micro-volunteering is all about giving that very little bit of your time and talents to help someone out. The Extraordinariesis a site designed to make giving that little bit even easier. It is an online micro-volunteering network where people use their professional skills to solve nonprofits’ challenges in 10 minutes, or less. The opportunities listed are short, simple, and fun. Best of all, you can volunteer wherever and whenever you have the time. It doesn’t get much easier!
Here is how it works: Non-profts sign up with The Extraordinaries and post challenges to the network. Volunteers also sign up (it’s free!) and, when they have time, are able to peruse the challenges. You simply pick a challenge that interests you and then post your response online. Again, it should take you – the volunteer – about 10 minutes or less. It may not seem like you are doing much. But that little bit you do can lead to a whole world of good. The Extraordinaries even offers an online Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) for corporations and other organizations that want to promote volunteerism among their busy staff. Now that is cool!
The Extraordinariesis a for-profit social enterprise headquartered in San Francisco, CA. Their backing comes from leading social entrepreneurship organizations and a team of investors. Their site makes volunteering easy and fun. Won’t you join the iBraryGuy team and turn your spare time into action for good?