Here at OpenDNS, our core mission has always been to make the world a better place—mostly by helping people everywhere connect to the Internet with confidence. But why stop there? In San Francisco, our beautiful home city, there are countless opportunities to give back and improve the surrounding community.

That’s why every month, our PeopleOps team organizes a volunteering opportunity at a local charity. Here is a quick look at some of the great volunteering opportunities we’ve had this year:

Golden Gate National Park Conservancy: A group of Hackers headed to Mountain Lake to help restore the surrounding habitat. The group planted over 250 native plants and watered over 500 in just three hours!

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Project Open Hand: Project Open Hand has been a cornerstone of support for the San Francisco community since 1985. Over the course of four hours, a group of OpenDNS employees prepped over 2,500 meals for seniors, the critically ill, and people living with AIDS.

Renew the Zoo: Team OpenDNS visited the San Francisco Zoo to help with some weeding and gardening, as part of a monthly volunteer initiative to help the zoo look beautiful for all to enjoy!

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Save the Bay: An OpenDNS team took on invasive Bermuda grass to help preserve the Bay Area natural habitat with local group Save the Bay.

 

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These experiences are just the tip of the iceberg; Team OpenDNS has also worked with AIDS Walk SF, the San Francisco/Marin Food Bank, and St. Anthony’s. If you want to help us make a difference in the world, check out our careers page today — and watch out for Team OpenDNS to make an appearance at your favorite local charity in the coming months!

 

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