Other Sites Re: Virtual Volunteering


In addition to research and evaluations of virtual volunteering, that is tracked here on the Virtual Volunteering Wiki, which has been put together as a supplement to The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, there are also various other web sites, blogs, publications and initiatives focused on virtual volunteering, often under different names (digital volunteering, online volunteering, microvolunteering, etc.). It's impossible to create a comprehensive list of such - just as it would be impossible to make a list of all web sites, blogs and other non-research related to volunteering, in general. This list gives an overview of the different ways various people and organizations are talking about virtual volunteering, especially internationally. Also see this page tracking news articles, blog posts, and other updates on virtual volunteering and this page lists RSS feeds that automatically link to the latest web pages, blogs, and other online materials that use terms that relate to virtual volunteering.

  • E-wolontariat. This organization, based in Poland, is, in the opinion of this wiki's author, the leading European organization regarding the study and promotion of virtual volunteering / online community engagement for NGOs. They publish their own E-volunteering Handbook (48 pages), in English, in Polish (PODRĘCZNIK E-WOLONTARIATU) and in Ukrainian (ДОВІДНИК З Е-ВОЛОНТЕРСТВА), a basic, practical, free guide for individuals and organizations who want to use internet technologies to support and involve volunteers. They also host the annual Discover E-Volunteering event, a friendly competition to both reward outstanding virtual volunteering efforts and to create more awareness among all NGOs and those that support such.


  • The Social Good Brazil Program started from a partnership established between two Brazilian organizations: IVA – The Volunteer Center of the State of Santa Catarina which manages the largest online volunteer platform in the country (called VOL); and ICom – The Community Foundation for Greater Florianópolis. In 2008, IVA pioneered digital volunteering in Brazil, with the support of the UN, and launched Portal Voluntários Online. The initiative is supported by Fundação Telefônica, and written about in the book Digital Volunteering by Mónica Galiano.






  • Virtual volunteering, From the book The Virgin Guide to Volunteering by Rebecca Hardy, available from Virgin Books

Also see this list of Twitter accounts related to virtual volunteering (evolunteering, microvolunteering, digital volunteering, etc.), telework, telecommuting, virtual teams, distributed teams, etc. There are almost 300 people and organizations on this list.

Also see this page tracking news articles, blog posts, and other updates on virtual volunteering and this page lists RSS feeds that automatically link to the latest web pages, blogs, and other online materials that use terms that relate to virtual volunteering.

Below are initiatives and resources regarding online activism by various organizations:
Note: this section is still under construction

Alliance for Justice
www.afj.org/check-the-facts/resources-and-publications/
Online information on free and low-cost publications regarding nonprofits, advocacy and the law.

Groundwire's Guide to Online Organizing
groundwire.org/resources
Formerly ONE/Northwest, Groundwire is a not-for-profit consulting firm that helps organizations, particularly environmental groups, engage in effective advocacy. Its Web site provides essential, excellent information for any organization regarding online activism.

Lobbying Rules for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Organizations
www.independentsector.org/lobbying_rules
Detailed, up-to-date information from the Independent Sector, a body representing large nonprofits and foundations in the United States.

NetAction
www.netaction.org
This nonprofit organization was dedicated to promoting effective grassroots citizen action campaigns. Its archived Web site continues to provide some of the best advice available for organizations wanting to mobilizing activist via the Internet.

Wikipedia entry for Internet Activism
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_activism
An excellent introduction to online activism, with a plethora of links to more information.

Digital Engagement - TechSoup

Workforce Online
workforceonline.com
Although geared towards human resources manager, this web site and its weekly email update, Workforce Week, provide advice and legal updates that can be oh-so-helpful to volunteer managers: regarding policy, supervision, applicant tracking, legal issues, evaluation, and more

Also see this page tracking news articles, blog posts, and other updates on virtual volunteering and this page lists RSS feeds that automatically link to the latest web pages, blogs, and other online materials that use terms that relate to virtual volunteering.
The Social Good Brazil Program started from a partnership established between two Brazilian organizations located in Florianópolis, Southern Brazil. IVA – The Volunteer Center of the State of Santa Catarina which manages the largest online volunteer platform in the country (called VOL); and ICom – The Community Foundation for Greater Florianópolis.