Monday, June 22, 2009

All for Good - Google's New Community Service Search Engine

Google has launched a new community service search engine called All for Good which allows people to look for volunteer opportunities in their communities and within certain areas of interest. As described in the Google blog posting about All for Good:

All for Good provides a single search interface for volunteer activities across many major volunteering sites and organizations like United Way, VolunteerMatch, HandsOn Network and Reach Out and Read. By building on top of the amazing efforts of existing volunteer organizations like these, we hope to amplify their efforts.

Out of curiosity, I entered the search term "genealogy" (being a big fan of RAOGK and the like) and was surprised by the number of opportunities available, such as:

For genealogical societies and non-profits in the genealogy and family history field, now is the time to get those volunteer opportunities posted, especially since All for Good is now on the scene!

1 comment:

Austin Home Search said...

This is such a wonderful idea! There are many people who want to get involved in their community, and volunteering is one of the best ways to give back. I think Austin will use this site a lot, as there is a lot of activism and active citizens. I hope that people get hooked on the idea!