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Google Begin Providing Tech Knowledge to Nonprofits through HandsOn Tech Corps

Googlers who volunteer note that many incredible nonprofits around the U.S. lack the tech knowledge or resources that could immensely help their operations and their cause.

“With this in mind, Google today got together with the HandsOn Network, the volunteer arm of Points of Light Institute, to create the “HandsOn Tech Corps,” an initiative designed to help nonprofits effectively use technology to further their missions,” stated Google.

“Our funds will create 24 new AmeriCorps*VISTA positions, which you can apply for online now at HandsOnNetwork.org.”

“These AmeriCorps*VISTA members will work full-time for one year developing introductory seminars and involved in-person trainings for smaller nonprofits that’re working to lift people out of poverty. The Tech Corps will start in September with a one-week training at Mountain View campus, learning about both our nonprofit tools and cloud-based offerings from other technology companies like Salesforce.com and LinkedIn. Once they’re armed with tech know-how, they’ll spend the rest of the year in three-person teams serving nonprofits in the Bay Area, Atlanta, Chicago, Detroit, New York City, Pittsburgh and Seattle,” Google added.

If you’re passionate about both technology and giving back, then may apply to be part of the HandsOn Tech Corps.

[Source: Google blog]

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