Today, President Obama called on each of us to serve, to get involved in our communities, to work with each other as part of the summer of service initiative at serve.gov. The people at craiglist and the craigslist foundation are totally supportive of the President's vision. Personally, it's a really big deal for me to help support the people who serve and continue to help anyone who wants to help others.
There are a lot of folks these days who simply want to get involved, and volunteer. Service is more than just volunteering -- it's contributing to the overall good of your community and nation -- like helping out at your local homeless shelter or organizing a neighborhood garage sale to benefit the community center.
AllforGood.org makes it easy to for all Americans to engage in service in a way that fits whatever volunteer capacity someone has -- anytime and anywhere. Everyone has something to contribute to their communities -- and All for Good enables people to impact their community in the way that's easiest and most meaningful to them. No matter how you choose to focus your service, we can all do something and when we unite to serve, together we can achieve more than ever before.
(Yes, this is the "craigslist for service" thing.)
You can find service opportunities right now at the site. For example, the volunteers' area located in the community section of every craigslist city site is now one of several partners providing a feed to the All for Good website. Tell your friends, in person, Twitter, Facebook whatever you prefer, and do something.
If you want to learn more about how you can get involved via All For Good, we just added a new session with Jonathan Greenblatt at this Saturday's Volunteer Boot Camp at UC Berkeley. Still time to join us and see people like Jonathan, Arianna Huffington, and Randi Zuckerberg, and some nerd named Craig speak about how to use social networking to do good. You can register at the door or on-line at http://www.craigslistfoundation.org/bootcamp.html
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