I am wondering if there is a listing or something I can check to find opportunities to contribute to either post-graduate or professional research studies related to information technology in some way? I've been looking at my professional involvement in the IT community at large and realized I haven't been giving back as much as I probably should be.

I know there is a plethora of opportunities for philanthropic organizations and I would really like to contribute somehow in tandem with my current job.

I am especially interested in Greenpeace, PETA, the Human Genome Project and a few others but they typically ask for full-time involvement or paid employment. I'm just looking to give back without giving up my day job.

Does anyone know of any IT-related or philanthropical research efforts underway who might open to receiving flexible off-hours assistance? I'd even be open to an unpaid fellowship if the cause is truly worthy.