If you’re not busy on Saturday and want to lend a helping hand to the Ebola fight, Paul Allen needs a bit of your time.
Vulcan Inc., Allen’s investment arm, is asking for volunteers in Seattle who can help prep 8,000 smartphones that will be sent to West Africa and be used by community leaders, healthcare workers, and UN affiliates to help track and report Ebola-related information.
Volunteers will install special software on the phones — which were donated by LG, Amazon, AT&T Mobility and Motorola Mobility — that will enable clinics and community leaders to share information, with the end goal of helping stop the Ebola outbreak.
This project is part of Allen’s commitment to the Ebola fight. The Microsoft co-founder pledged $100 million to the effort last month.
Vulcan is asking for volunteers from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Living Computer Museum. No technology experience is required and you’ll be fed. You can sign up here.