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11 Easy Ways To Use Your Phone For Good

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1. Become a human force of fitness fundraising.


Charity Miles is an awesome app that raises money for a charity of your choice while you work out. Every mile you run, walk, or cycle generates cash for your charity of choice. So get out there and get giving!

2. Take some selfless selfies.


Donate a Photo allows you to raise money for a number of good causes by taking photos. Each photo you upload raises $1 – including selfies. Selfless selfies FTW!

3. Buy a small solar charger and take your phone off the grid.

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It gathers juice all day, then charges your phone at night. That's the power of the sun in the palm of your hand.

5. Donate your phone's processing power to fight cancer, AIDS, and Alzheimer’s. / Via

An Android app utilizes your phone's processing power while you sleep with other phones worldwide. Together, the phones create a supercomputer in the cloud that tackles questions facing researchers. (Seriously.)

6. Become a Crisis Call Center volunteer and speak to those in need of help.

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The Crisis Call Center allows you to volunteer for shifts each month. Simply be available to answer the phone, and you will be able to assist crisis victims.

7. Or check in on seniors living alone.

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Volunteer for a telephone reassurance program and make safety calls to seniors living alone. It takes almost no time at all, and you can brighten someone's day!

8. Bring the power of communication to those who don’t have it with FireChat.

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FireChat uses mesh networking to connect people who don't have internet or cell service. During a disaster, you can be a node that connects victims and rescuers.

9. Join a language exchange and teach English to someone abroad.

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A variety of services allow you to converse with people from all over the globe. Who knows, maybe you'll learn something too. ¡Saber más es mejor!

10. Or just scan local volunteering opportunities in your areas of interest.

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Got a free Saturday? VolunteerMatch recently rolled out a mobile-friendly site that allows you to browse volunteering opportunities in your region and areas of interest. Go local loco!

11. Lastly, when your old phone finally succumbs to that carrier upgrade (or the toilet), recycle it.


The phone can either be refurbished and given to someone else or recycled for scrap. Investigate your options. Every little bit counts!

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