VolunteerMatch for iPhone

Posted by volunteermatch on Mar 18, 2010
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Organization that developed the Tool: 
Main Contact: 
Robert Rosenthal
Problem or Need: 

VolunteerMatch for iPhone provides iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch users with a free mobile solution for accessing VolunteerMatch's directory of volunteer opportunities. Users no longer need to visit our Web site to discover new ways to get involved in their local community.

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Brief Description: 

Our new iPhone app, now available in the App Store and on iTunes, puts all the power of the Volunteer Match web site into your pocket. VolunteerMatch for iPhone includes opportunities from over 70,500 participating organizations, the largest network of directly participating nonprofits on the Web. The application was developed as a pro bono collaboration with imc2 (www.imc2.com).

Tool Category: 
App resides and runs on a mobile phone
Key Features : 

With VolunteerMatch for iPhone, you can:

  • Search the biggest network of volunteer opportunities in the iPhone.
  • See what's near you with one click.
  • Let organizations know you want to sign up.
  • Read reviews from actual volunteers.
  • Share your activities with your friends and family.
  • Save volunteer opportunities for later.
Main Services: 
Location-Specific Services and GIS
Information Resources/Information Databases
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Tool Maturity: 
Currently deployed
Release Date: 
Current Version: 
Program/Code Language: 
Objective C/iPhone
Organizations Using the Tool: 

All of VolunteerMatch's 70,000-plus participating organizations are now distributing their listings through VolunteerMatch for iPhone.

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Number of current beneficiaries: 
Support Forums: 
Languages supported: 
Handsets/devices supported: 
iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and other iPhone OS devices.
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Is an API available to interface with your tool?: 
Global Regions: 

Do Something NOW! Just-In-Time Volunteering with Your Mobile

Posted by CorinneRamey on Apr 08, 2008

Ben Rigby imagines people sitting in airports during a layover, using their mobile phones to do something for a cause. Using an application called Volunteer Now!, potential volunteers could instantly be connected with short-term "mini" volunteer opportunities near their present location. "We could utilize people's spare time to do good in the world," he said. "There's no method right now for that kind of thing, but there should be."

The application doesn't exist yet -- it's still in the planning stages -- but Rigby told MobileActive that the Google Android Developer Challenge deadline has been a motivating factor for the project and that he plans to submit a draft of the application for the competition's April 14th deadline. Volunteer Now!