Mozilla Service Week: Here's How You Can Play Your Part
Article by George Norman
On 25 Jun 2009
Last week the Mozilla Foundation announced to the world that it plans to launch its first ever Service Week (September 14-21, 2009) which asks the Mozilla community to use the web in an attempt to better their community. If you want to get a head start on Mozilla Service Week, if you cannot wait for September 14 to offer you help, then you should know there are other things you can do.

Mozilla’s Marry Colvig explains: “You can roll up your sleeves and help an organization in need of technology-related service now or help get the word out! This summer it will be critical to not only expose Mozilla Service Week to would-be volunteers worldwide, but help identify and approach non-profits or local organizations that can use our help. That’s where you come in — the Mozilla community has always been adept at spreading the word! Help drive thousands of privileges to serve and hundreds of opportunities by taking a few moments to promote Mozilla Service Week.”


Here is how you can play your part and help spread the word about Mozilla Service Week.
- Add site badges, banners and buttons to your blog, social networking profile and even your email signature (link here)
- Get a Mozilla Service Week flyer, print it and hand it out: flyer in letter format here, flier in tabloid format here, flier in A4 format here (PDF warning)
- Get you friends to join in using PledgeBank.
- Tell you friends in person, send out emails, text them. Post news articles (like this one) videos, images online (your blog, social networking profile, image hosting sites, etc).
- Get a Firefox Persona boasting your support for Mozilla Service Week (link here).
- Let others know what you plan to do during the Mozilla Service Week (post your story here or on your social networking profile).

You do not know how you can help? Here are a few pointers:
- Teach senior citizens to user the internet.
- Explain to a non-profit organization how it can enhance its base of supporters by using social networking.
- Help a non-profit organization update its database or web page.
- Install a wireless network at a school.
- Refurbish old hardware for your local computer center.

You can volunteer on the official Mozilla Service Week web page here.
Organizations that need help should visit the web page as well and list their needs.

Tags: Mozilla, Mozilla Service Week
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