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    RSS feeds that automatically link to the latest web pages, blogs, and other online materials that use terms that relate to virtual volunteering. This is automatically-generated content; we do not control what shows up on these RSS feeds or what online materials get linked.
    List of research and evaluations of virtual volunteering, as a practice in general or focused on specific projects. Last updated: 11 July 2016
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    April 2017: This All-Virtual Volunteer Group Is Revolutionizing The Way We Respond To Crisis. A profile by VolunteerMatch of Crisis Text Line, a nationwide text line for people experiencing pain and trauma, that utilizes online volunteers for response.
    17 April 2017: We've created this listing of 300 tweets celebrating & promoting microvolunteering, from April 10 to April 17, 2017, via Storify. These tweets used the tag #microday. Microvolunteering Day is April 15 and was founded by Mike Bright. Not all microvolunteering is regarding online tasks, but much of it is. Looking through these tweets is a great way to see examples of online microvolunteering (it's how we found out about the Home Front Legacy project, listed below).
    17 April 2017: Using an app, Flickr & tags to map WWI sites across the UK. The Home Front Legacy project, based at the Council for British Archaeology, mobilizes remote volunteers in British communities identify and map the remains of local First World War (WW1) sites across the United Kingdom. Volunteers document and preserve stories and vulnerable remains for future generations using the project's recording toolkit app and the project's Flickr gallery. Volunteers use the app to find and document forgotten camps and practice trenches, they search local archives to discover WW1 sites, such as a local factory was turned over to munitions manufacture or local buildings that were used as drill halls, hospitals or prisoner of war camps, etc. The project also identifies sites associated with events, such as air crashes, bombings, naval raids and strikes. In addition to the recording toolkit app, there's also online trainings for volunteers. The project posted this tweet on Microvolunteering Day 2017, to show a map with all of the various sites across the UK that the project's remote volunteers have mapped.
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    17 April 2017: We've created this listing of 300 tweets celebrating & promoting microvolunteering, from April 10 to April 17, 2017, via Storify. These tweets used the tag #microday. Microvolunteering Day is April 15 and was founded by Mike Bright. Not all microvolunteering is regarding online tasks, but much of it is. Looking through these tweets is a great way to see examples of online microvolunteering (it's how we found out about the Home Front Legacy project, listed below).
    17 April 2017: Using an app, Flickr & tags to map WWI sites across the UK. The Home Front Legacy project, based at the Council for British Archaeology, mobilizes remote volunteers in British communities identify and map the remains of local First World War (WW1) sites across the United Kingdom. Volunteers document and preserve stories and vulnerable remains for future generations using the project's recording toolkit app and the project's Flickr gallery. Volunteers use the app to find and document forgotten camps and practice trenches, they search local archives to discover WW1 sites, such as a local factory was turned over to munitions manufacture or local buildings that were used as drill halls, hospitals or prisoner of war camps, etc. The project also identifies sites associated with events, such as air crashes, bombings, naval raids and strikes. In addition to the recording toolkit app, there's also online trainings for volunteers. The project posted this tweet on Microvolunteering Day 2017, to show a map with all of the various sites across the UK that the project's remote volunteers have mapped.
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Monday, April 17

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    17 April 2017: We've created this listing of 300 tweets celebrating & promoting microvolunteering, from April 10 to April 17, 2017, via Storify. These tweets used the tag #microday. Microvolunteering Day is April 15 and was founded by Mike Bright. Not all microvolunteering is regarding online tasks, but much of it is. Looking through these tweets is a great way to see examples of online microvolunteering (it's how we found out about the Home Front Legacy project, listed below).
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    13 April 2017: 96 Online Volunteers , recruited through the UN's Online Volunteering service, collaborated with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs to process research surveys carried out across UN Member States for the UN E-Government Survey. The project underpinned the role of volunteerism as a valuable solution to sustainable development, and is the second time online volunteers have been mobilized for this effort. The survey, done every two years, assesses the use of information technology to provide public services to citizens. During the four-month long intense collaboration, online volunteers contributed to the data collection of 386 research surveys and the analysis of national-level government portals. Anush Kocharyan, UN Online Volunteer from Armenia says, “Coordinators were always available to answer questions and clarify ambiguous situations. A platform for communication among the online volunteers was created as well, which ensured effective communication and knowledge sharing among the whole team. Volunteers asked and answered each other's questions.”
    6 March 2017 How Many Online Volunteers Does It Take to Transcribe Phyllis Diller’s 53,000 Jokes? When it comes to transcribing historical texts as a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer, some projects can be more entertaining than others. Not that transcribing specimen labels for 44,000 bumblebees or variations of tropical pollen can’t be interesting, in their way. But what about the joke files of Phyllis Diller? The Smithsonian Transcription Center began in 2013, relying on volunteers to help transcribe field notes, diaries, levers, logbooks and specimen labels from eight various Smithsonian museums and archives, some 7,500 volunteers have signed up to transcribe more than 225,000 pages. But when Diller’s jokes came up for transcription last week, “they are going like gangbusters,” says Meghan Ferriter, project coordinator. “I think we actually gained about 115 new volunteers in one day.”
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    If you tweet about The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook please use the tag #vvbook
    Latest News on Virtual Volunteering
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    Last updated: 1317 April 2017
    RSS feeds that automatically link to the latest web pages, blogs, and other online materials that use terms that relate to virtual volunteering. This is automatically-generated content; we do not control what shows up on these RSS feeds or what online materials get linked.
    List of research and evaluations of virtual volunteering, as a practice in general or focused on specific projects. Last updated: 11 July 2016
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  3. page news edited ... Help us keep track of news about virtual volunteering! Here's a form to submit an update to th…
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    Help us keep track of news about virtual volunteering! Here's a form to submit an update to this page. Please submit actual NEWS, not opinion pieces or "how to" blogs.
    If you tweet about The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook please use the tag #vvbook
    Last updated: 1317 April 2017
    17 April 2017: Using an app, Flickr & tags to map WWI sites across the UK. The Home Front Legacy project, based at the Council for British Archaeology, mobilizes remote volunteers in British communities identify and map the remains of local First World War (WW1) sites across the United Kingdom. Volunteers document and preserve stories and vulnerable remains for future generations using the project's recording toolkit app and the project's Flickr gallery. Volunteers use the app to find and document forgotten camps and practice trenches, they search local archives to discover WW1 sites, such as a local factory was turned over to munitions manufacture or local buildings that were used as drill halls, hospitals or prisoner of war camps, etc. The project also identifies sites associated with events, such as air crashes, bombings, naval raids and strikes. In addition to the recording toolkit app, there's also online trainings for volunteers. The project posted this tweet on Microvolunteering Day 2017, to show a map with all of the various sites across the UK that the project's remote volunteers have mapped.

    13 April 2017: 96 Online Volunteers , recruited through the UN's Online Volunteering service, collaborated with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs to process research surveys carried out across UN Member States for the UN E-Government Survey. The project underpinned the role of volunteerism as a valuable solution to sustainable development, and is the second time online volunteers have been mobilized for this effort. The survey, done every two years, assesses the use of information technology to provide public services to citizens. During the four-month long intense collaboration, online volunteers contributed to the data collection of 386 research surveys and the analysis of national-level government portals. Anush Kocharyan, UN Online Volunteer from Armenia says, “Coordinators were always available to answer questions and clarify ambiguous situations. A platform for communication among the online volunteers was created as well, which ensured effective communication and knowledge sharing among the whole team. Volunteers asked and answered each other's questions.”
    6 March 2017 How Many Online Volunteers Does It Take to Transcribe Phyllis Diller’s 53,000 Jokes? When it comes to transcribing historical texts as a Smithsonian Digital Volunteer, some projects can be more entertaining than others. Not that transcribing specimen labels for 44,000 bumblebees or variations of tropical pollen can’t be interesting, in their way. But what about the joke files of Phyllis Diller? The Smithsonian Transcription Center began in 2013, relying on volunteers to help transcribe field notes, diaries, levers, logbooks and specimen labels from eight various Smithsonian museums and archives, some 7,500 volunteers have signed up to transcribe more than 225,000 pages. But when Diller’s jokes came up for transcription last week, “they are going like gangbusters,” says Meghan Ferriter, project coordinator. “I think we actually gained about 115 new volunteers in one day.”
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Thursday, April 13

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    think at least a bit of what your leadership of the Help From Home web site and social media sites might look like, what you would continue, what you might change, what you might expand, etc.
    write a pitch, from your heart, to Jayne Cravens at jc@coyotecommunications.com, who may ask you some additional questions before turning over your proposal to Mike's family for review
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    a match-making endeavor. This cannotendeavor and won't be rushed.
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    "Help From Home" initiative needs a new caretaker!
    Help From Home is a pioneering microvolunteering initiative launched by Mike Bright in 2009. The initiative is focused exclusively on promoting online microvolunteering: micro tasks that can be done by online volunteers in just a few minutes, with no need for any ongoing commitment. Mike also founded Microvolunteering Day on April 15, and encouraged people to use the hashtag #microday on Twitter to promote the day.
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    the world.
    Mike passed away in January of this year. You can read Jayne Cravens' tribute to Mike here.
    Mike's family is open to turning the Help From Home initiative over to an organization that will make a commitment to maintain the two web sites, at their current web addresses, for at least two years, will keep the social media accounts active in that time, and will maintain Mike's vision, focus exclusively on promoting microvolunteering, both to online volunteers and to organizations, in that time.
    If you think your organization might be interested in expressing interest in potentially taking over the sites and championing microvolunteering:
    look over both sites carefully, as well as the Help From Home Twitter account, @helpfromhome. Understand what is already online and established
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    might look likelike, what you would continue, what you might change, what you might expand, etc.
    write a pitch, from your heart, to Jayne Cravens at jc@coyotecommunications.com, who may ask you some additional questions before turning over your proposal to Mike's family for review
    This is amatch-makinga match-making endeavor. This
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    "Help From Home" initiative needs a new caretaker!
    Help From Home is a pioneering microvolunteering initiative launched by Mike Bright in 2009. The initiative is focused exclusively on promoting online microvolunteering: micro tasks that can be done by online volunteers in just a few minutes, with no need for any ongoing commitment. Mike also founded Microvolunteering Day on April 15, and encouraged people to use the hashtag #microday on Twitter to promote the day.
    Mike was tireless in his promotion of microvolunteering, and his contributions regarding this form of virtual volunteering have been invaluable to nonprofits, NGOs, charities and other organizations all over the world.
    Mike passed away in January of this year. You can read Jayne Cravens' tribute to Mike here.
    Mike's family is open to turning the Help From Home initiative over to an organization that will make a commitment to maintain the two web sites, at their current web addresses, for at least two years, will keep the social media accounts active in that time, and will maintain Mike's vision, focus exclusively on promoting microvolunteering, both to online volunteers and to organizations, in that time.
    If you think your organization might be interested in expressing interest in potentially taking over the sites and championing microvolunteering:
    look over both sites carefully, as well as the Help From Home Twitter account, @helpfromhome. Understand what is already online and established
    think at least a bit of what your leadership of the Help From Home web site and social media sites might look like
    write a pitch, from your heart, to Jayne Cravens at jc@coyotecommunications.com, who may ask you some additional questions before turning over your proposal to Mike's family for review
    This is amatch-making endeavor. This cannot be rushed. Mike poured a lot of time and passion into this initiative, and his family is looking for just the right person and organization to champion it further. While this search is going on, Mike's content-rich Help From Home web site and its companion, the Microvolunteering Day web site, will stay online, for at least a year, but neither site will be updated, and there are no plans for messages to be made via the Help From Home Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or other social media accounts.

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    RSS feeds that automatically link to the latest web pages, blogs, and other online materials that use terms that relate to virtual volunteering. This is automatically-generated content; we do not control what shows up on these RSS feeds or what online materials get linked.
    List of research and evaluations of virtual volunteering, as a practice in general or focused on specific projects. Last updated: 11 July 2016
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