VolunteerMatch Launches New Google Earth Integration As Part of Historic Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebration, the new Google Earth™ integration will make easier for millions of Americans to find a great place to volunteer. For video demo Visit here
The launch is set against the backdrop of what will be the biggest Martin Luther King Day of Service in history as individuals and nonprofits celebrate the power of service and volunteering to strengthen communities. Initiated by Congress in 1994, the King Day of Service has grown in impact and awareness ever since. This year the holiday is one of the centerpieces of President-Elect Obama's inaugural festivities and the beneficiary of his call for Americans to serve. The Day of Service takes place on Monday, January 19.
The feature expands VolunteerMatch's award-winning search functionality to let visitors to www.volunteermatch.org browse local volunteer opportunities using the Google Earth™ mapping service. After installing the Google Earth™ plug-in, Web visitors can view tens of thousands of volunteer opportunities posted by local nonprofit organizations that have joined the VolunteerMatch network.
Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch says "We're proud to be investing in technology that supports the national effort to renew the spirit of service embodied by Dr. King, we know Americans are hungry to get involved. Our new Google Earth plug-in makes it easier to learn about your community and connect with a meaningful opportunity to serve."
"To see VolunteerMatch's Google Earth integration in action is a great reminder of the power of technology to make the world a better place," said Rebecca Moore, manager of Google Earth™ Outreach, a company program designed to help nonprofit organizations around the world leverage Google's mapping tools in their work. "I found it fascinating to fly around the United States and my own community, learning about volunteer opportunities in my own backyard."
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