Digital volunteerism critical to furthering the goals of the Church

When you think of volunteer work in the Church, images of members feeding the homeless, cleaning up yards, sewing quilts or serving at a Church welfare facility might come to mind. In contrast, the image of volunteers sitting in the comfort of their own home, or office, working on service projects might seem foreign, but it is the vineyard of the present and future.

Building the kingdom of God on earth is more than putting together brick and mortar. With advancements in technology, volunteers from around the world can work together on projects that further the goals of the Church. Bringing together volunteers and Church technology employees is not an easy task, but the Church has created a number of innovative ways to coordinate the work. On March 29 and 30 the Church held its third annual LDS Tech Conference in Riverton, Utah, to bring together Church technology specialists and volunteers.

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