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Recession leads to flood of IT volunteers

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    Recession leads to flood of IT volunteers

    Hundreds of IT volunteers have pledged to help charities since the recession started, according to IT4Communities.

    The organisation, which matches IT volunteers with charities that desperately need their specialist skills, says it has been flooded with people signing up since January.

    Over 660 people have signed up so far this year, compared with 212 in the first three months of last year.

    Charity officials say the boost is a real "upside" to the recession, with people who have been hit by redundancies signing up to help a good cause while keeping their skills up to date.

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