That’s right: Today is the first day of Mozilla Service Week! This week, thousands of volunteers have signed up and over 10,000 hours have been pledged to make a difference in our communities, our world, our Web. This week is about using the Internet to make life better, and its not too late to get involved!
Learn more about Mozilla Service Week and get involved!
What is Mozilla Service Week?
This week – September 14-21, 2009 – we’ve asked individuals to step up and make a difference by using the Web to better their community. We’ve looked for people who want to share, give, engage, create, and collaborate by offering their time and talent to local organizations and people who need their help, and its not too late to get involved.
Mozilla believes everyone should know how to use the Internet, have easy access to it, and have a good experience when they’re online. By utilizing our community’s talents for writing, designing, programming, developing, and all-around technical know-how, we believe we can make the Web a better place for everyone.
There are many ways you can get involved with the Mozilla Service week, whether you are a techie or not, have a project or want to join one. There are two main ways to dive in:
Find a Project
You may already have an idea of how you want to help, and that’s great. If you are looking for inspiration, search for opportunities on Idealist, the partner site for Mozilla Serive Week. You might find a local opportunity, or you could also find a way to help across the miles by simply helping out with a tutorial or offering advice.
You can also visit other volunteer sites to search for your special project: View other Partners.
Create a Project
The Mozilla community has a history of changing the world – and the Web – in all kinds of amazing ways. Now’s your chance to take action! If you have something in mind, go for it! Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Teach senior citizens how to use the Web.
- Show a non-profit how to use social networking to grow its base of supporters.
- Help install a wireless network at a school.
- Create Web how-to materials for a library’s computer cluster.
- Refurbish hardware for a local computer center.
- Update a non-profit organization’s website.
- Teach the values of the open Web to other public benefit organizations.