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ISACA gears up for first-ever day of volunteer service Featured


Global technology association ISACA is staging its first-ever worldwide day of volunteerism in October.

As part of preparations for the event – to be staged over 24-hours on 5 October - local chapter members in Melbourne are planning to contribute by donating blood at Australia’s Red Cross, and the members of the Wellington chapter in New Zealand will be selecting charities to work with on the day.

Anthony Rodrigues, ISACA’s Melbourne chapter president, said: “ISACA Melbourne Chapter’s greatest asset is its members who make valuable contacts, strengthen leadership skills, learn more about the organisation, contribute to the profession’s knowledge base, and help fellow members develop professionally.

“ISACA CommunITy day is an opportunity for our member base to come together with a defined purpose and objective to have positive impact on the broader community.”

On 5 October, worldwide participants will share photos and updates of their service projects using #ISACACommunITyDay to be captured in a live social media feed promoting their good work and connecting others to ISACA and the various causes around the world.

ISACA, which has more than 220 chapters, 140,000 members, 200 staff - and 460,000 “engaged” professionals – says it expects the CommunITy Day to make a meaningful difference in wide-ranging ways in communities across the globe.

“ISACA’s strength lies in its passionate global member community, who are not only engaged in the profession and the vibrant tech landscape that they work in, but also in the world around them,” said David Samuelson, ISACA CEO.

“We believe that by harnessing the positive, combined energy of our dedicated membership, staff and extended network on our first ISACA CommunITy Day, we can maximise our impact in areas of great need worldwide.”

Melissa Swartz, ISACA volunteer engagement manager said, “we know our chapter leaders, members and staff best understand the local needs of their own communities, whether they live in Kenya, Ecuador, Malaysia, or anywhere else around the globe”.

“Whether those opportunities are related to the business technology profession or are more generally aimed at making the world a better place, we are excited to see the diverse range of volunteer activities that ISACA members and staff bring to life on CommunITy Day.”


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