Friday, 3 October 2008

Online to Offline: Introducing the NYC Volunteer Meetup Group

NABUUR is mainly about online volunteers working together towards solutions for local communities in developing countries. But some of our online volunteers have taken this a step further, starting physical meetups in their own cities, and taking the NABUUR concept of the global neighbourhood quite literally!

New York City residents Manuel Perez and Frederica Clare are veterans on the NABUUR stage, having worked on various online projects in project management roles or as team members. They put their heads together and organized a meetup in NYC for people interested in online volunteering, specifically those participating in projects. The group meets monthly to discuss and brainstorm community service projects, and evaluate how best to use the tools available to volunteers on the internet.

If you're planning on being in the NYC area, drop in on their next meeting taking place on Monday, October 6. For more information and location, please visit their Meetup page.

Also make sure to check out the NYC Group discussion on the platform, where you can pipe in with ideas and comments - and this without the cost of a plane ticket to NYC!

[If you're a member of NABUUR and wish to set up a similar Meetup in your city, let us know. We'll be happy to get you started. Contact for more information.]

Enjoy your weekend, everyone!


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