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By prospect   August 2007

Volunteering via the web?

Watch out for Brownian motion on social applications of the internet. Brown is surely right to believe that amid all the furious networking there must be ways of channelling altruism via the web—for example, with a “just-in-time” national volunteering database that makes it simple and convenient to find someone near you in need of the kind of help that you can offer, even at short notice. The country already seems to be awash with volunteer schemes, many of which barely get off the ground. Last year, Rod Aldridge launched V, a state-backed youth scheme with an…

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