Stories & Inspiration
Read below to see all the amazing ways the Mozilla community shared, gave, engaged, created, and collaborated during the week of September 14-21, 2009, by using the Internet to make a difference in people's lives.
People from all over came together to make a difference in their local community, and helped fellow public benefit organizations gain from the open Web. Thank you for taking part in Mozilla Service Week. Thank you for joining the cause - you made a difference.
We also plan to work with http://surveyla.org to work on locations in the West Adams - Baldwin Hills - Leimert Community Plan see map: http://cityplanning.lacity.org/complan/central/pdf/genlumap.wad.pdf Related Link
We are looking for volunteers to help out with the following:
* Help us with network troubleshooting & computer maintenance
* Update the organization's website using Joomla, HTML and Photoshop (or other image manipulation software)
* Prepare e-newsletter using an existing template (experience with DIA/Salsa helpful but not required)
* Data entry & reporting (experience with Salesforce helpful but not required)
Thank you for considering volunteering your talents to Border Action Network!
The CMS will need to support photos, video, and blogging generated by users of the tool. Our intended use of this tool would require that user generated content could be uploaded in real time without administrative discretion but could be altered at a later time for quality control.
Living at Home clearly improves the lives of the people they serve. They have need for financial support and are always looking for volunteers. I have committed myself to spend time during the Mozilla Service Week helping to tell the story of Living at Home by improving their website. The more people know about this wonderful organization, the more they will be eager to volunteer hours or contribute financially to keep the organization strong. Related Link
Our website is an on line resource center for nurses to learn more about volunteer opportunities and to receive support. Our primary goal is to lower the entry barriers for nurses that want to volunteer their time and skills. We are doing this in a variety of ways. We have created a free directory of 250+ organizations that use volunteer nurses, both locally and internationally. We also have a scholarship program where we have been able to provide funds for a volunteer nurse to travel on a trip.
Our technical need is with our directory/database. We need a complete overhaul of the database so it's easier to update (behind the scenes) and faster to load (what the user sees). We would also like an interface between a normal Excel spreadsheet and the website database that actually works so it's not inputting each and every new entry. We are open to purchasing new software if necessary and if it fits within our budget.
We believe that nurses posses important skills and knowledge and are invaluable volunteers locally and abroad. Please help us help those who want to make a difference and change the world One Nurse At A Time! Related Link
But, we could be reaching more youth and developing a wider network of opportunities with the industry. A technology review/training will help us understand how we can be more efficient in our communication with students/industry, attracting funding and in recruiting more industry partners. Related Link
Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. The Girl Scout Council of the Nation's Capitol, as an organization with a membership of over 80,000, greatly relies on volunteers to help get things done, including volunteer recruitment.
In order to make this job easier, we are hoping to create a Craigslist type of webpage where volunteers can post help wanted and available ads and use forums to share ideas across the council.
This will help troop leaders run more exciting meetings, volunteer managers find members for their team, and give those who are new to Girl Scouting a chance to get their feet wet with short term opportunities.
Join us for Mozilla Service Week! If you have experience in web design and would like to help us in this endeavor, please contact Allison Nederveld at ***@***.***.
We envision increasing access for clients via:
Appts on line
Q & A
Ask the nurse/Dr.
Updated Links to other resources
And for funders, through:
Donate on line
Wish list on line
We believe a website should solve problems and entertain. We would also like to drive traffic of clients and non clients to our site. We ask for support to enhance the site we already have to more readily resemble what we envision our website could and should do for our stakeholders.
We're built on an 100% Open Source Python framework, bringing best of breed technologies to public information. We're currently seeking grants and other opportunities to build a flexible and open platform.
Please contact us if you're a python hacker looking to get your hands dirty; a designer in love with CSS frameworks like Blueprint; or a Firefox lover looking to spread the word.
Contact us: ***@***.***
Mailing list: https://fedorahosted.org/mailman/listinfo/civx
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