Five-to-nine Volunteers

It’s always good when I discover one of the long term ToExplore items sitting at the top-right corner of my white board in the offices is actually already being done by someone else.

One of the items that’s been there for a while is trying to explore the idea of ‘Five-to-Nine Volunteering‘ in more depth – exploring how micro-volunteering tasks could be completed by commuters on the train or tube, or people sitting around with little to do.

Well, thanks to a post from Tessy I’ve just discovered The Extraordinaries – working on exactly that sort of mobile micro-volunteering concept – and getting close to launch.

Best of all, as the SlideShare below shows, The Extraordinaries is not just a project about crowd-sourcing small tasks, but the team involved see it as a hook to engage people in longer term volunteering.

2 thoughts on “Five-to-nine Volunteers”

  1. HI Tim, thanks for sending this to me, what a great idea, I would have never thought of it in a million years. Now for the fun bit, trying to see if my organisation can use it.

  2. Hi Tim – this would be interesting in relation to the Plings positive news stories project… we have hundreds of news stories coming through that are *about* “young people* but human intervention is needed to determine if said story is +ive or -ive in relation yp. is where we have started to explain it!

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