The event looks like a success! I wish I could have been there, amazing!Scott StadumIdealist.org
Having lived in Canada and the US, I have to say that finding opportunities in Canada was so ridiculously easy for me, but next to impossible here in the states. I saw one flyer from a program called CUSO that did IT recruiting for projects abroad. I applied, recieved a quick response, and went through a couple of phone interviews that would have led to a trip to Ghana, had I not chose to take another opportunity. Considering how many skilled IT employees there are in the US, can anyone name one organization that could help us find placements abroad? other than the army? I am sure there are some on idealist, but doing a quick survey just now, the opportunities seem light. I applaud any outreach google is involved in, but I am a little surprised that there is not already a volunteer network in place. If anyone has additional insight I would love to find some pointers.
I believe Geekcorps offers some opportunities in the technology sector overseas - http://www.geekcorps.org/index.phpThe UN has a program for virtual volunteering - http://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/index.htmlThe Peace Corps has a technology program for it's volunteers - http://www.peacecorps.gov/index.cfm?And I found these - http://www.volunteersforprosperity.gov/vol/info.htmhttp://www.tech-soup.com/learningcenter/volunteers/archives/page10244.cfm
Thanks Scott...I appreciate the reply.
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