Jacob Colker

2010 Young Laureate, Applied Technology
United States, Born 1983

jacobcolker@gmail.com

Project Goal

Enable smartphone users to become volunteers by donating spare minutes to charitable, scientific and community organizations
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Location: United States

Convinced that the world can be transformed by changing the way people think about community service, Jacob Colker is harnessing human time and energy via an internet-based programme that allows volunteers to donate small amounts of time to help non-profit organizations.

Jacob Colker’s ambition in life is to engage people in volunteering. Convinced that the world can be transformed by changing the way people think about community service, he seeks ways to harness human time and energy on a mass scale. After participating in several activist and political campaigns, Colker teamed up with technology specialist Ben Rigby to found The Extraordinaries in July 2008. This internet-based programme allows volunteers to donate small amounts of time to help non-profit organizations. Originally from Chicago and now based in San Francisco, Jacob Colker has a bachelor of arts in media management and is studying for a master of arts in communications at Johns Hopkins University.

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