Help with the Peace Corps?
I have started a project that has been mildly successful and I see that there is huge potential for further collaboration and development.
I am approached all the time to develop websites for people in Guyana all the time. I would love to help everyone but that is not possible, there aren't enough hours in the day. I sent out a request for help to David Shea of CSSZenGarden.com and Mezzoblue. He responded by putting a link on his site to my plea.
This is what I originally wrote:
I am a Peace Corps volunteer working in South America. Currently I am working with conservation organizations to solve communications issues as my primary project but am doing similar work with small businesses. I am trying to build capacity and sustainability, it would be easy to just do the work myself but that would be, well, too easy. This is not the point of what I am doing here. My primary job is to act as a consultant, a problem solver and the net is the best tool to do this.
What I am trying to do is locate a web designer or designers that would be willing to donate some time to develop a CSS template for some organizations. These organizations have very little money to pay for designers themselves, and as I said, I will not do the work for them. We have the server space already donated to us and all the content is being developed, we just need the help designing the site. Is there anyone that would be willing to donate a little time to help on this project?
The great part about being in Peace Corps is the level or responsiveness. If everyone just gave a little, together we can do a lot. You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
What I want to do is take this a step further. I want to build site that will link up average joe web and graphic designer, database guy and anyone else that can help with Peace Corps volunteers around the world. We do some partnering in Peace Corps but we don't tap the huge potential that exists with folks at home. We need to do this. It will help get more done in the tiny timeframe that we are here in country.
Is there anyone that can help out on this project? We need server space, site design, a database, all can be done in php. Who's up for this? Pass this on to someone if you know of anyone that can help. You can e-mail me at email@example.com to help or for further explanations.