DoSomething.org, a charity that uses technology to spur young people in the United States to volunteer, is going international. The organization has teamed up with nonprofits in eight countries to create new affiliates in Africa, Asia, Canada, and Great Britain.
The new groups have already kicked off campaigns. Do Something Ghana, for example, is encouraging young people to collect children’s books for literacy programs in low-income areas, make cards asking their mothers to get mammograms, and organize money-management workshops for their friends.
DoSomething expects to add more countries in 2015 and is seeking partner organizations in Brazil, China, India, and Mexico.