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Check out the CommunITy Day Library to help you organize ISACA CommunITy Day opportunities! 

Frequently Asked Questions

I'm a CommunITy Day Team Lead for my chapter. How do I get started?
1. Find local charities or nonprofit organizations who need volunteers on 3 October. Confirm the time, needs, number of people with the organization. Consider hosting family-friendly opportunities as appropriate. (See sample outreach email.)
2. Log into your Helper Helper admin account. Review the Team Lead instructions.
3. Add the organization and opportunity details in Helper Helper.
4. Promote the opportunity(ies) to your chapter members. 
5. Members create a free account with Helper Helper and sign up for the opportunity they want to support.
6. The day of the event, track attendance in the app and encourage everyone to upload photos to their Helper Helper account and post on social media using #ISACACommunITyDay to be added to the live feed.

What kinds of activities are appropriate?
Anything that involves volunteering your time to make the world a better place. Check out the ideas to the right to inspire you to look up local charities or nonprofits that could use your help. The volunteer sign up does need to be documented in Helper Helper so ISACA can track all efforts around the globe.

The opportunity does not have to be a significant time commitment either; you can make a big difference in just a couple of hours!

What is Helper Helper? Do we have to use it?
Helper Helper is a tool  ISACA has contracted specifically for ISACA CommunITy Day. We require that all activities, sign-ups, and attendance be tracked through the tool so ISACA can track the larger impact ISACA is making around the world. The tools allows us to pull data on the types of activities, number of chapters, number of people, locations, etc. 

Only local activities on 3 October 2020 should be entered into Helper Helper. Team Leads designated by participating chapters are responsible for managing the sign up activity in the app and may add local admins to help as they deem necessary. Access will be removed following ISACA CommunITy Day 2020, and then access will be granted to the appropriate admins a few months prior to the event in 2021. Learn more about becoming a Team Lead

Members must create an account on Helper Helper to view and sign up for the opportunities hosted by a chapter. 

View Helper Helper's privacy policy here.

How do I participate in the midst of a global pandemic?
We know that 2020 has been challenging for everyone and believe this highlights the importance of community engagement and giving back. However, the health and safety of our participants and community must be our first priority. Ensure you are abiding by local ordinances and recommendations from verified health organizations. Please keep in mind that everyone has different levels of comfort getting together with groups. Consider virtual volunteer opportunities, outdoor opportunities or ways that you can stay socially distant.
  • Learn more: Volunteering in an Era of COVID-19 (PDF) (COMING SOON)
Can I claim CPE credits for volunteering on CommunITy Day?
No, this is not a CPE-eligible opportunity but rather a way to network and give back.

Activity Ideas

Activities could be related to the IT business profession, but they do not have to be! Think about what will make the world a better place or what local charities need your help: the volunteer opportunities are endless! Keep in mind this is a one-day activity (or a few hours on one day) and regular chapter activities such as certification training do not count.

Here are just some ways ISACA members participated in 2019:
  1. AIDS Walk/Run
  2. Beach Cleanup
  3. Planting Trees
  4. Distributing school bags & food packs to underprivileged kids
  5. Educating orphan kids
  6. Pet adoption
  7. Clothing Drive
  8. Food Pantry Stocking
  9. Lake and Trail Cleanup
  10. Online Safety Awareness for School Children
  11. Promoting Health Technology for Kindergarteners 
  12. Walk for Rice
  13. ReStore tools/homegoods donation sorting
  14. Health & Fitness Awareness
  15. Plastic Free Awareness Campaign
  16. Charity for Miles
  17. Thrift Store donation sorting
  18. Blood Drive
  19. Packing lunches for shelters
  20. Walk 2 End Alzheimer's
  21. Volunteer at Autism Speaks Walk
  22. Hospice support
  23. Park clean up
  24. United Way
  25. Walk to End Distracted Driving
  26. Read to children in a local literacy program
  27. Visiting patients in a hospotal
  28. Cycling for a Cause
  29. Community Garden clean up
  30. Making seed balls
  31. Turtle conservation
  32. Walk for Cybersecurity Awareness
  33. Distribution of Hampers
  34. Donating sports and toys to orphans
  35. Shop & Stock with underprivileged families
  36. Paint-a-Wall
  37. "We Care" Packages for Troops
  38. 1 Million Meal Pack
  39. Skills Training for Homeless Girls (jewelry making)
  40. Reduce e-waste - recycling and drop off
  41. Packing toiletry kits
  42. Seed packing for Feed My Starving Children
  43. Crowdsourcing historical transcription
...Keep checking back for new ideas or email us with suggestions!
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