community service

The Extraordinaries

Posted by AnneryanHeatwole on Aug 26, 2009
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Organization that developed the Tool: 
Main Contact: 
Ben Rigby
Problem or Need: 

Finding the time for volunteering can be difficult. Many volunteer organizations require training and lengthy time commitments; those who want to volunteer may not be able to dedicate the large chunks of time needed for traditional volunteer opportunities.

Main Contact Email : 
Brief Description: 

The Extraordinaries delivers micro-volunteer opportunities to mobile phones and web browsers that can be done on-demand and on-the-spot. Available as an iPhone application, The Extraordinaries enables organizations to connect with their supporters through these micro-volunteer opportunities, strengthening relationships and leveraging crowds for varied work such as image tagging, translation and research.

Tool Category: 
Runs on a mobile phone
Runs on a server
Is a web-based application/web service
Key Features : 


  • iPhone application
  • Allows for crowdsourcing
  • Allows for non-profit integration 


Main Services: 
Stand-alone Application
Org Profile Screen
Tool Maturity: 
Currently deployed
Release Date: 
Current Version: 
Program/Code Language: 
Objective C/iPhone
Organizations Using the Tool: 

Many. See

Number of Current End Users: 
Number of current beneficiaries: 
Under 100
Handsets/devices supported: 
Application runs on iPhone only right now.
Is the Tool's Code Available?: 
Is an API available to interface with your tool?: 
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