NWA GiveCamp volunteers needed

Organizers are seeking volunteers and donations to assist with GiveCamp Northwest Arkansas, a 54-hour, weekend event to assist nonprofit organizations needing the help of technology professionals.

Phyl Amerine, who is on the team planning the event, said the event April 11- 13 on the NorthWest Arkansas Community College campus allows designers, developers, database administrators, marketers, web strategists and other technology-focused volunteers to immerse themselves in projects that benefit about seven nonprofit organizations.

GiveCampNWA is part of a national initiative begun by a Microsoft executive in 2007. Today, nearly 30 GiveCamps throughout the country benefit hundreds of nonprofits every year worth millions of dollars. The economic value of this give-fest is typically $5,000 to $20,000 to each charity, depending on the project that’s accomplished.

The last event held in Northwest Arkansas was in 2012 with a financial impact valued at over $100,000, Amerine said.

For additional information, to donate or to volunteer to be involved, the GiveCamp Northwest Arkansas website is www.GiveCampNWA.com. A YouTube video highlights a few of the volunteers and nonprofits involved.

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