Dreamforce is a great event where we all learn a lot. But Dreamforce also gives you the opportunity to give back. Salesforce Foundation gives a lot back to communties throughout the world. I suggest everyone go and read up on what they do.
During Dreamforce you will have plenty of chance yourself to give back, plus learn how to give back later. Here is a list of volunteer events.
Monday, Sept. 17 : McLaren Park Volunteer Event – This looks to be the biggest volunteer event this year. If you are at Dreamforce early or have a chance to show up a day early then I hope you will consider doing this. I have done of a few of these in the past and it was always a great time. It goes from 9am to 1:30pm.
Tuesday, Sept 18 : Project Night Night – Build night night packages for homeless children with Project Night Night. 11am to 2pm, Howard St West Park. Just show up if you are available.
Wednesday, Sept. 19 : Earthquake Kits – Build earthquake preparedness kits with the Red Cross. Howard St. West Park. 1pm to 5pm.
Thursday, Sept. 20 : Stop Bullying – Help Playworks stamp out bullying in schools. Contribute to anti-bullying posters, write inspiration letters to local youth, and take a break by playing recess with us. Howard St. East Park. Noon to 4pm.
On top of volunteering there will also be a great session “Bring Good Karma with your Admin Skills”. This session is on Thursday, September 20th from 12 PM to 1PM. Below is the description of the event:
We all lead very busy lives and struggle to find time to give back. Join us to learn how you can use your Salesforce admin skills to make a big difference in the many nonprofit organizations that need you.
Salesforce.com is truly a community. Attending Dreamforce and networking makes you part of this community. Volunteering helps give back to communities around the world that need our help.