Posts Tagged: volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities in Washington DC Area in April 2011

I’m not sure that this is the best for forum for this, but I’m hoping that some community-service minded Washington area Federal employees will join me in volunteering in April. The first is during National Volunteer Week and is with Greater DC Cares, the same organization that President Obama and the First Lady volunteered withRead… Read more »

Another Opportunity to Serve Your Community – Greater DC Cares Servathon – April 16, 2011

If you would like to join other volunteers in the Washington, DC area on Saturday, April 16th, here is your chance. Go to and join the “Federal Employees Family and Friends” team. You can also start your own team. Greater DC Cares is the same organization that the President and First Lady volunteered withRead… Read more »

Digital Divide is a poor choice of words

I have been thinking a lot about issues and cultural influencers contributing to the digital divide issues in America. I have mentioned certain aspects and manifestations of Digital divide in my previous blog posts here, here and here. One of the prevalent misunderstandings among policy makers regarding Digital Divide issues is that it is somehowRead… Read more »

Digital Divide – Manifestations

I have previously outlined some thoughts an experiences related to Digital Divide issue s in my community and my observations and thoughts on steps the community and to an extent, the government can take to overcome these issues. I am firmly in the camp where I believe Digital Divide issues are getting worse, and somethingRead… Read more »

Calling Citizen Developers – Opportunity to make a difference!

Calling all citizen developers who may be interested in some pro bono geektastic work. The Council of the District of Columbia is looking for a few good geeks and geekets to do a pilot citizen engagement app to use within the council member’s office. The idea is to leverage open source hosted platforms or cloudRead… Read more »

HR=Humans Represent: Trash-Talking Government

I’ve been meaning to write this blog for awhile now, and after meeting a couple of great guys from the US Customs and Border Protection yesterday at a recruiting event — I’m even more inspired to write about this subject! Not only that, but I suspect this is truly a timely piece taking into considerationRead… Read more »

Success Rule # 3 – Volunteer for more work

Yup that’s right. I find, when asked, most people WANT more work – as long as it’s meaningful and purposeful. When possible look for those opportunities. It’s an opportunity to contribute to the team, to learn something new, and to gain an appreciation … and greater understanding perhaps of the bigger picture. When you volunteerRead… Read more »

Crowdsourcing: gathering information to support forest fire fighting

Elena Rapisardi, a new friend who contracts with, and does innovative volunteer work for, various parts of the Italian government, has reported out on an interesting meeting here. I bring this up because we don’t always notice when new ground is being broken and new fuel is being provided for our own further development andRead… Read more »