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Would You Volunteer More If You Could Do So in Your Pajamas?

Have a skill to share but can't find the time? A new website lets you do good for others from the comfort of your own home.


It is a lazy Sunday afternoon and though I haven’t left the house once, I’ve spent most of my day volunteering for a nonprofit. In the time that it would normally take to browse Facebook or clear out my Google Reader, I was able to help a Czech Internet nonprofit craft their social media strategy, right from the comfort of my own living room.

The site that made this digital volunteering experience possible is called Sparked, and it is the world’s “first micro-volunteering network.” With the tagline “Online volunteering for busy people,” Sparked is CEO Jacob Colker and CTO Ben Rigby’s answer to a problem that many working professionals face: finding free time in our chaotic lives to volunteer for the causes we care about.

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