San Francisco Public Libraries and Nonprofits: TechSoup wants to volunteer for you!

TechSoup staff are giving away a full day of volunteer time on October 20 to six lucky San Francisco public libraries or nonprofits.

This contest ends October 14, so get your entry in now! Good luck & we look forward to your submissions!

We sit behind a desk all day, so put us to work. Our customer service team would like some roll-up-your-sleeves, old fashioned hard work! Got a yard that needs clearing? Envelopes that need stuffing? Walls that need painting? Food to serve the homeless and clean-up work? We do office work all day, so save that for your staff and give us the hard stuff!


Well, besides being nice and wanting to meet you in person to see how you are changing the world, on October 20 TechSoup is physically moving its data center. This data outing means a site outage, leaving our customer service team free to get their hands dirty for one business day. You can benefit from their free time and can-do attitudes.

We will send two teams of volunteers to your organization’s site/office – each for one-half day. Each team will consist of 3 - 5 TechSoup staff members.

Who is eligible? 

All public libraries and 501(c)(3) nonprofits located in San Francisco are eligible. You do not need to be a TechSoup member to apply (although we hope you will be after you meet our team!).

How to enter?

Post a short paragraph or video to our Facebook wall describing your big volunteer needs. Please include the best way to contact you should you win.

Not on Facebook? Consider setting up a page! Check out TechSoup’s Nonprofit Social Media 101 wiki for tips. You can send your video link or paragraph via email, if you prefer, to with the subject line “TechSoup Volunteer Giveaway Campaign.” But we prefer that you share your volunteer needs with our community on our Facebook page, so please only email your submission if you are not on Facebook.


Entries open through midnight on Friday, October 14.

Six winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, October 17.

The Fine Print

Organizations must be in San Francisco. Giveaway is open to public libraries and registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits only. Volunteer day to occur on October 20 only and may not be delayed or transferred. TechSoup reserves the right to publish video and text submissions on the web.