Virtual Volunteering

Virtual Volunteering

Virtual volunteering is the practice of volunteering using the Internet, off-site from the organization being assisted. Virtual volunteering is also known as online volunteering or cyber service.    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_volunteering)

Resources & Opportunities Cyber-Mentoring, Interning, Archiving, & Various Projects On-Line  [Note:  At many sites it is helpful to enter cyber, online & virtual as search keywords]

https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/vol/index.html    (The United Nations Portal )

http://www.volunteermatch.org/search    (select “virtual”)

http://www.serviceleader.org/virtual/mentoringresources

http://www.idealist.org/

http://www.idealist.org/info/Volunteer/Online

http://www.skillsforchange.com/

http://www.coyotecommunications.com/stuff/findvv.shtml    (scroll down to list of groups) 

http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/resources/how-to-guides/volunteer/doc/ever-considered-online-volunteering.html

http://www.serviceleader.org/virtual/disabilityhome   (Online volunteers w/disabilities)

 

2) More Sample Projects-At-A-Distance

https://www.bookshare.org/cms/get-involved/volunteer/opportunities-us

http://www.thecommunitycorps.org/Give-Help/index.aspx

http://www.createthegood.org/volunteer-search    (AARPs Database -Enter Keywords: Online Virtual, leave zip blank)

http://www.pgdp.net/c/   (Proofreading for Public Domain Books-Online & similar)

http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/   (Citizen Bird Count Database, easy & fun)

http://water.epa.gov/type/rsl/datait/waters/georef/epasvmp.cfm  (EPA’s Volunteer Monitoring Programs)

http://gwob.org/get-involved/  (Geeks Without Bounds)

https://goodprospects.goodwill.org/volunteer/   (Goodwill’s Online Mentoring Program)

http://humanityroad.org/  (Top-Rated Digital Disaster-Response Help!)

http://translatorswithoutborders.org/Volunteers      

 

3) Micro-Activism Online - (Only Takes Minutes, No Commitment, Empowering Citizens - Anywhere Convenient)

http://takeaction.takepart.com/   (Choose Favorites, Topics, Causes)

http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=1326    (Public Citizen - Action Center)

http://www.nrdc.org/action/    (National Resources Defense Council - Action Center)

http://www.foe.org/take-action/action-center  (Friends of the Earth)

http://www.amnestyusa.org/get-involved/take-action-now  (Amnesty International/USA)

https://www.change.org/petitions   (Choose Favorites, Topics, Causes)

http://credoaction.com/    (Choose Favorites, Topics, Causes)

http://www.care2.com/take-action/   (Choose Favorites, Topics, Causes)

http://greatergood.com/   (Choose Favorites, Topics, Causes)

 

4) Background Notes About Online Volunteerism/ Being a Cyber Volunteer

http://www.coyotecommunications.com/vv/vonline2.shtml                                          

http://www.unv.org/how-to-volunteer/online-volunteers.html      

http://www.worldvolunteerweb.org/resources/how-to-guides/volunteer/doc/ever-considered-online-volunteering.html

http://www.netaction.org/training/reader.html

http://virtualvolunteering.wikispaces.com/