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Tech to connect volunteers

April is National Volunteer Month. If you’re looking to lend a hand in your community, but don’t know how to get started, look no further than your mobile device. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some apps and Web sites designed to connect people with volunteer opportunities.

By April 1, 2014


LinkedIn finds new purpose with volunteer hub

The company hopes to do for the nonprofit sector what it's already done for the business world.

By January 15, 2014


Need 70 days off your feet? NASA pays volunteers $18K to lie in bed

Bed rest study aims to simulate possible bone and muscle atrophy astronauts might experience during long space missions. Hopefully NASA will provide participants with lots of DVDs.

By September 20, 2013


TechProbe: HP Elitepad volunteers wanted

Looking for a chance to test drive the HP Elitepad Windows 8 Pro tablet for CNET Australia's TechProbe? We need a few special people to take one for a spin.

By May 28, 2013


Hacker launches volunteer program for security professionals

Hackers for Charity founder Johnny Long hopes computer and security skills can break the cycle of poverty and keep Uganda from becoming another Nigeria.

By August 8, 2011


AOL: We need to fire 2,500 'volunteers'

Layoff program begins December 4, just before spinoff from Time Warner. AOL says cuts will drop its annual operating expenses by $300 million.

By November 19, 2009


Sparked: Volunteer work, right in your cubicle

Sparked, a recently rebranded version of The Extraordinaries, crowdsources volunteer work so employees can contribute to causes right from the office.

By June 3, 2011


WikiLeaks volunteer hires lawyers in Twitter fight

CNET has learned that the Electronic Frontier Foundation will represent member of Icelandic parliament who volunteered with WikiLeaks and is target of a U.S. Justice Department probe.

By January 11, 2011


Best charity and volunteering apps for iPhone, Android and Nokia

If you're expecting a visit from Krampus, Santa's mate who punishes the bad kids, we've made it easy to raise your goodness rating with new smart phone apps.

By December 20, 2010


Report: Wikipedia losing volunteers

The online encyclopedia's volunteers, who write, edit, and fact-check, are dropping out at a suddenly quickened pace, says The Wall Street Journal.

By November 23, 2009