NYC, Yes Pinoy & MovePH: Volunteer for #RubyPH response
MANILA, Philippines - The National Youth Commission, advocay group YesPinoy Foundation, and Rappler's civic engagement arm MovePH, are calling for volunteers to help monitor social media and coordinate response efforts for our #RubyPH response.
The volunteers will be deployed to the operations center of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) in Camp Aguinaldo from Dec 7 to Dec 10 to monitor social media reports and respond using the Project Agos Alert Map. This activity is in partnership with the Office of Civil Defense (OCD) and other government agencies.
Volunteers are requested to bring their own laptop and 3G phone with hot spot capability.
To volunteer, send an email with your name, mobile number, age and available time to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line OCD VOLUNTEER. You will receive a reply with further details. Please do not proceed to Camp Aguinaldo directly.
NYC and YesPinoy volunteers can contact their corresponding heads to volunteer.
NYC commissioner Jose Sixto “Dingdong” Dantes III made a personal appeal to the youth, “Hinihikayat namin kayo na sumama at maging volunteer. Alam natin na ang mga kabataan ay tech-savy at aktibo sa social media kaya ito ang nais natin gamitin sa pagkuha ng impormasyon na kritikal sa panahon ng kalamidad.”
(We encourage the youth to volunteer. We know the youth are tech-savy and active in social media, which can be used to relay critical information in times of disaster.)
This is an opportunity for everyone to come together and be part of the solution, especially the youth. Let us not allow our brothers and sisters to be victims once again. People power in social media action,” Dantes added.
Project Agos is Rappler's online crowdsourcing platform that delivers fast and critical disaster information to the public. The Agos Alert Map also lets the public and the government coordinate in real time.
The National Youth Commission, YesPinoy, OCD and DILG are partners of Project Agos. - Rappler.com