It’s volunteering on your schedule with your free time. It’s as easy as connecting on your smart phone.
The tasks you do are broken down into small pieces, so you have time to them when you’re available.
In the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti, many people were deemed missing.
With the help of photographers in Haiti and the Sparked network, volunteers could sit at their computer and help identify missing people.
“Do you see the person on the left in the photo on the right?”
They were able to identify 24 missing persons through the help of microvolunteers!
TED Talk by Ben Rigby
Great examples of how microvolunteers make a difference!
We’ve seen the power of the internet with 4chan doing good for individuals. Let’s take it another step. We can all help out with a click of the mouse.
- A draft of a plan to repeal Obamacare was released that'll block federal funds from Planned Parenthood and cut healthcare benefits granted under the law.
- The widow of a Kansas immigrant who was allegedly killed by a white nationalist demanded answers from the government about stopping hate crimes in the US.
- Time to change your passwords: Uber and Fitbit are among the millions of websites that may have been compromised 🔐
- A billboard in North Carolina that claims "Real men provide. Real women appreciate it," has sparked controversy across the country 👀
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