It’s just under a month to Mozilla Service Week, a chance for members of the Mozilla community to volunteer their time and their skills to non-for-profit organizations and people around the world. Which means, it’s time to saddle up and make a difference.
So how do you do your part? To start, register for Mozilla Service Week and pledge your hours. Then start looking for something to do by searching our partner sites (Idealist & betterplace.org) for a volunteer opportunity near you. If you have the time and the means, you can run sprints on web development projects, clean up infected machines at schools and libraries or install a wireless network. If you already know who you’d like to help and how, you can tell us your story and inspire other people looking for ways to help.
If you’re short on time or inspiration, we’re putting together a series of templated activities to make it really easy for you. Tomorrow, I’ll show you around the Internet Health Checkup, a checklist you can use to make the web safer for not-for-profit organizations, friends, family and anyone else you feel kindness towards.
In coming weeks we’ll be putting together other easy-to-do activities that you can use to help Service Week beneficiaries in areas like digital marketing and data portability. So stay tuned!
But wait! There’s more! As Service Week nears you can also help us spread the word and reach potential volunteers. You can:
- Blog about Mozilla Service Week and what you hope to do
- Tweet, add a Twibbon or update your Facebook status. We’re using the hashtag: #mozservice09. Details can be found here
- Join and invite your friends to the Service Week Facebook event
- Digg our post: http://digg.com/tech_news/The_Mozilla_Blog_Mozilla_Service_Week
- Place an affiliate button on your blog
Join us and make a difference by helping people and organizations use something you love – the Web! For more details join our online workshop tomorrow, August 19th at 9 a.m. PDT. Otherwise, check out the Service Week FAQ.