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  1. page myths edited Myths About Virtual Volunteering URGENT: This wiki is moving! The Virtual Volunteering Wiki wa…

    Myths About Virtual Volunteering
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    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, a book that was published in 2014 and is available from Energize, Inc.
    The wiki has been hosted here at Wikispaces since 2013.
    Unfortunately, as of September 2018, Wikispaces will be discontinued by its parent company.
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki will be relocated to www.coyotecommunications.com/vvwiki/ in the coming months. Although it will not longer be, officially, a wiki - it will no longer allow all of the organizers to directly edit the pages - it will maintain its neutral tone and will welcome contributions from anyone who has information about virtual volunteering.
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    The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook is available for purchase as a paperback and an ebook from Energize, Inc. It is the most comprehensive publication available regarding virtual volunteering, including online microvolunteering (micro tasks completed by online volunteers), virtual teams and crowd sourcing for the benefit of nonprofits, government agencies and other mission-based programs. The book is filled with case studies and guidelines regarding engaging and supporting volunteers using Internet / networking tools that are based on the work of many different organizations across the USA and around the world. The purpose of the book is to be a practical guide for programs that want to involve online volunteers, or want to expand that involvement, but it also has a great deal of information that will be of use to those researching issues related to virtual volunteering, online civic engagement, online mentoring, microvolunteering, remote volunteers, crowd-sourcing for good, etc.
    As is noted in The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, there are a lot of myths about virtual volunteering that impede some organizations from embracing online volunteers and cause confusion about working with volunteers online. Author Jayne Cravens keeps track of these myths, through conversations with nonprofit organizations and volunteers, through feedback at her trainings, and through monitoring online discussion groups. She often opens her workshops about virtual volunteering with a review of these myths, so the conversation can move as quickly as possible to how to engage volunteers online. Before you read The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, and before you write any article about virtual volunteering, it's a good idea to review these myths (and in many ways, the entire Guidebook serves as a debunking of these):
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  2. page history edited History of Virtual Volunteering URGENT: This wiki is moving! The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was…

    History of Virtual Volunteering
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    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, a book that was published in 2014 and is available from Energize, Inc.
    The wiki has been hosted here at Wikispaces since 2013.
    Unfortunately, as of September 2018, Wikispaces will be discontinued by its parent company.
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki will be relocated to www.coyotecommunications.com/vvwiki/ in the coming months. Although it will not longer be, officially, a wiki - it will no longer allow all of the organizers to directly edit the pages - it will maintain its neutral tone and will welcome contributions from anyone who has information about virtual volunteering.
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    Virtual volunteering is not a new concept - the practice has been widespread for many years.
    Virtual volunteering has been going on probably as long as there has been an Internet (which itself is more than 30 years old ). The first instance of organized virtual volunteering is probably Project Gutenberg , a volunteer effort that began in 1971 to digitize, archive and distribute written cultural works. Most of the items in its collection are the full texts of public domain books, such as works by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Mark Twain. These works continue to be typed in and proofread by online volunteers .
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  3. page examples edited Examples of Virtual Volunteering Activities URGENT: This wiki is moving! The Virtual Volunteer…

    Examples of Virtual Volunteering Activities
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    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, a book that was published in 2014 and is available from Energize, Inc.
    The wiki has been hosted here at Wikispaces since 2013.
    Unfortunately, as of September 2018, Wikispaces will be discontinued by its parent company.
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki will be relocated to www.coyotecommunications.com/vvwiki/ in the coming months. Although it will not longer be, officially, a wiki - it will no longer allow all of the organizers to directly edit the pages - it will maintain its neutral tone and will welcome contributions from anyone who has information about virtual volunteering.
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    The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook is available for purchase as a paperback and an ebook from Energize, Inc. It is the most comprehensive publication available regarding virtual volunteering, including online microvolunteering (micro tasks completed by online volunteers), virtual teams and crowd sourcing for the benefit of nonprofits, government agencies and other mission-based programs. The book is filled with case studies and guidelines regarding engaging and supporting volunteers using Internet / networking tools that are based on the work of many different organizations across the USA and around the world. The purpose of the book is to be a practical guide for programs that want to involve online volunteers, or want to expand that involvement, but it also has a great deal of information that will be of use to those researching issues related to virtual volunteering, online civic engagement, online mentoring, microvolunteering, remote volunteers, crowd-sourcing for good, etc.
    As is noted in The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, people engaged in virtual volunteering undertake a variety of activities, long and short (micro volunteering) and everything in between, from locations remote to the organization or people they are assisting, via a computer or other Internet-connected device. And they're having a big impact. Tasks include:
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  4. page definition edited Definition of Virtual Volunteering URGENT: This wiki is moving! The Virtual Volunteering Wiki …

    Definition of Virtual Volunteering
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    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, a book that was published in 2014 and is available from Energize, Inc.
    The wiki has been hosted here at Wikispaces since 2013.
    Unfortunately, as of September 2018, Wikispaces will be discontinued by its parent company.
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki will be relocated to www.coyotecommunications.com/vvwiki/ in the coming months. Although it will not longer be, officially, a wiki - it will no longer allow all of the organizers to directly edit the pages - it will maintain its neutral tone and will welcome contributions from anyone who has information about virtual volunteering.
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    Virtual volunteering is a term describing a volunteer who completes tasks, in whole or in part, off-site from the organization or person being assisted, using the Internet and a computer, tablet, smart phone or other Internet-connected device.
    Virtual volunteering is also known as online volunteering, digital volunteering, e-volunteering and cyber service, and includes microvolunteering, crowdsourcing, telementoring, teletutoring, online mentoring, Internet-mediated service, and various other online activities undertaken by volunteers. Online volunteers can be referred to as online volunteers, digital volunteers and digital jedis - or even just as volunteers. We avoid calling them virtual volunteers, as it implies they aren't real.
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  5. page research edited Research & Case Studies Regarding Virtual Volunteering URGENT: This wiki is moving! The V…

    Research & Case Studies Regarding Virtual Volunteering
    URGENT: This wiki is moving!
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, a book that was published in 2014 and is available from Energize, Inc.
    The wiki has been hosted here at Wikispaces since 2013.
    Unfortunately, as of September 2018, Wikispaces will be discontinued by its parent company.
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki will be relocated to www.coyotecommunications.com/vvwiki/ in the coming months. Although it will not longer be, officially, a wiki - it will no longer allow all of the organizers to directly edit the pages - it will maintain its neutral tone and will welcome contributions from anyone who has information about virtual volunteering.
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    The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook is available for purchase as a paperback and an ebook from Energize, Inc. It is the most comprehensive publication available regarding virtual volunteering, including online microvolunteering (micro tasks completed by online volunteers), virtual teams and crowd sourcing for the benefit of nonprofits, government agencies and other mission-based programs. The book is filled with case studies and guidelines regarding engaging and supporting volunteers using Internet / networking tools that are based on the work of many different organizations across the USA and around the world. The purpose of the book is to be a practical guide for programs that want to involve online volunteers, or want to expand that involvement, but it also has a great deal of information that will be of use to those researching issues related to virtual volunteering, online civic engagement, online mentoring, microvolunteering, remote volunteers, crowd-sourcing for good, etc.
    In association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook , the authors provide this wiki, including this compilation of research, evaluation reports and case studies regarding online volunteering / virtual volunteering, including studies on the various different activities that are a part of online volunteering such as online activism, online civic engagement, online mentoring, microvolunteering, remote volunteers, or crowd-sourcing, etc. (these are not opinion or PR pieces - these provide hard data, case studies, etc.). Note that sometimes articles do not call the unpaid contributors "volunteers." There are also articles on virtual teams, which often involved paid staff; these research studies are especially applicable to virtual volunteering scenarios. These mostly go in reverse publishing or research date order. And if you are interested in researching virtual volunteering, this blog can give you guidance before you get started:
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  6. page news edited News About Virtual Volunteering URGENT: This wiki is moving! The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was…

    News About Virtual Volunteering
    URGENT: This wiki is moving!
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, a book that was published in 2014 and is available from Energize, Inc.
    The wiki has been hosted here at Wikispaces since 2013.
    Unfortunately, as of September 2018, Wikispaces will be discontinued by its parent company.
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki will be relocated to www.coyotecommunications.com/vvwiki/ in the coming months. Although it will not longer be, officially, a wiki - it will no longer allow all of the organizers to directly edit the pages - it will maintain its neutral tone and will welcome contributions from anyone who has information about virtual volunteering.
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    Not every organization engaged in virtual volunteering uses that term; you will note that the volunteers at many of the initiatives talked about in the articles below are never referred to as digital volunteers, online volunteers, etc. - they are called, simply, volunteers. Or counselors. Or mappers. We find some of these articles because we use GoogleAlerts to let us know when there is an online article that uses terms that relate to virtual volunteering, but we also find many articles just because we happen to be reading a magazine, online or in print, and there's an article about virtual volunteering activities that never uses that term.
    Also see this page of 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.
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    20 January 2018 United Way of the Greater Clarksville Region and the Clarksville-Montgomery County School System in Tennessee is launching READ UNITED, a program designed to enhance early literacy for local elementary school students by creating opportunities for online volunteers to read with students virtually over video software. For thirty minutes each week, volunteers and students will read back and forth to each other using video conferencing technology. “We hear from many in our community who want to lend their time and talents to make a difference, but are challenged by time and location constraints. The program takes away those barriers while providing a unique learning opportunity to students.” - Ginna Holleman, local United Way CEO. The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook has details on how to set up such an online mentoring/tutoring program, including guidelines on screening and training online volunteers, ensuring safety, supporting volunteers, etc. The Guidebook is available for purchase as a paperback and an ebook from Energize, Inc.
    29 November 2017 Astronaut is first to specifically contribute to Wikipedia from space . And that makes this virtual volunteering... from spaaaaaaaaace!!!
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  7. page authornews edited Authors and Book Title in the News URGENT: This wiki is moving! The Virtual Volunteering Wiki …

    Authors and Book Title in the News
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    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, a book that was published in 2014 and is available from Energize, Inc.
    The wiki has been hosted here at Wikispaces since 2013.
    Unfortunately, as of September 2018, Wikispaces will be discontinued by its parent company.
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki will be relocated to www.coyotecommunications.com/vvwiki/ in the coming months. Although it will not longer be, officially, a wiki - it will no longer allow all of the organizers to directly edit the pages - it will maintain its neutral tone and will welcome contributions from anyone who has information about virtual volunteering.
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    These are RSS feeds that generate links to news articles and blogs that mention the author's name or the book title. Note that these are automatically-generated links and we have no control over them. Also, often, these links are NOT to the authors but, rather, to someone with the same name.
    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.
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  8. page about this wiki edited About this wiki URGENT: This wiki is moving! The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in as…

    About this wiki
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    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, a book that was published in 2014 and is available from Energize, Inc.
    The wiki has been hosted here at Wikispaces since 2013.
    Unfortunately, as of September 2018, Wikispaces will be discontinued by its parent company.
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki will be relocated to www.coyotecommunications.com/vvwiki/ in the coming months. Although it will not longer be, officially, a wiki - it will no longer allow all of the organizers to directly edit the pages - it will maintain its neutral tone and will welcome contributions from anyone who has information about virtual volunteering.
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    This wiki is a dynamic (ever-evolving, frequently updated) resource to supplement the information published in The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook. Whereas the guidebook is written in a timeless manner as much as possible, focusing on suggested practices that the authors believe do not change, for the most part, this wiki will continually evolve as tracking and networking tech tools change, as new research is conducted, and as substantial news about virtual volunteering is announced.
    The wiki supplements and compliments the book, providing a space for ongoing discussions and for updates about new tech tools and new developments related to virtual volunteering. However, the wiki is NOT a substitute for reading the The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, which has hundreds of pages of information that are not on this wiki.
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  9. page home edited Welcome to the Virtual Volunteering Wiki! ... is moving! The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was…

    Welcome to the Virtual Volunteering Wiki!
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    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki was developed in association with The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, a book that was published in 2014 and is available from Energize, Inc.
    The wiki has been hosted here at Wikispaces since 2013.
    Unfortunately, as of September 2018, Wikispaces will be discontinued by its parent company.
    The Virtual Volunteering Wiki will be relocated to www.coyotecommunications.com/vvwiki/ in the coming months. Although it will not longer be, officially, a wiki - it will no longer allow all of the organizers to directly edit the pages - it will maintain its neutral tone and will welcome contributions from anyone who has information about virtual volunteering.
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    Virtual volunteering describes a volunteer who completes tasks, in whole or in part, off-site from the organization or person being assisted, using the Internet and a computer, tablet, smart phone or other Internet-connected device. Virtual volunteering is also known as online volunteering, digital volunteering, e-volunteering and cyber service, and includes microvolunteering, crowd-sourcing, telementoring, teletutoring, and various other online activities undertaken by volunteers.
    This wiki was created to share resources regarding virtual volunteering and is maintained by Jayne Cravens and Susan J. Ellis, authors of The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook (available for purchase as a paperback and an ebook from Energize, Inc). Jayne and Susan would like to maintain this wiki in partnership with a nonprofit or university. More about this Wiki (how to contribute, receive updates, etc.).
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