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Monday, October 16

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    monitoring the news to look for specific subjects
    monitoring Quora, Reddit or other popular online communities, to answer questions on a particular subject or about a particular organization, to refer people to a web site that will answer their questions, to counter fake news/misinformation on a particular subject, etc.
    answering questions as part of an Ask Me Anything session, to help build staff expertise on a subject, to be on call as needed, etc.
    tagging photos and files with keywords (so that they can be more easily found by internal staff, search engines, the press, etc.)
    managing other online volunteers
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    live online eventsevents, to answer questions, to refer people to FAQs, to facilitate disagreements, to address harassment and cyber bullying, to counter fake news/misinformation, etc.
    writing songs
    finding or creating recipes to share (for instance, sharing healthy recipes that utilize specific ingredients for a food pantry that serves low-income individuals affected by HIV and AIDS; the recipes are distributed at the pantry with those items. Online volunteers' efforts provide ideas for healthy and diverse ways to use the groceries clients receive)
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    transcribing a podcast
    monitoring the news to look for specific subjects
    monitoring Quora, Reddit or other popular online communities, to answer questions on a particular subject or about a particular organization, to refer people to a web site that will answer their questions, to counter fake news/misinformation on a particular subject, etc.
    answering questions
    tagging photos and files with keywords (so that they can be more easily found by internal staff, search engines, the press, etc.)
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Tuesday, October 3

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    Last updated: 7 September3 October 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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    If you tweet about The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook please use the tag #vvbook
    Last updated: 7 September3 October 2017
    3 October 2017: Digital ambassadors? That's virtual volunteering even if it's not called that. Susan J. Ellis and I note in the Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook that, many times, programs where online volunteers are involved or talked about never mention the phrase "virtual volunteering." Or volunteers. Here's a great example of that: an article by TechSoup Canada about digital ambassadors. It's a very good article, and it *is* tagged with volunteer management, but within the article, ambassadors are never called volunteers. That's NOT a criticism - it's just a great example of how virtual volunteering is all around, even if we don't call it that. And the idea of recruiting digital ambassadors is a very good one for nonprofits.
    7 September 2017 Project Common Voice is a Mozilla Foundation effort to build an open-source voice recognition engine that anyone can use to make apps for devices and the web. Voice recognition makes working with and navigating the web more accessible. It also requires thousands of voice samples and data points. Most of the data that drives common voice applications is not open or accessible to those who might want to build useful tech for their communities. The more people who donate recordings of their voice, the more useful the system will be. The Foundation seeks online volunteers willing to donate a recording of their own voices to the project.
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    3 October 2017: Digital ambassadors? That's virtual volunteering even if it's not called that. Susan J. Ellis and I note in the Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook that, many times, programs where online volunteers are involved or talked about never mention the phrase "virtual volunteering." Or volunteers. Here's a great example of that: an article by TechSoup Canada about digital ambassadors. It's a very good article, and it *is* tagged with volunteer management, but within the article, ambassadors are never called volunteers. That's NOT a criticism - it's just a great example of how virtual volunteering is all around, even if we don't call it that. And the idea of recruiting digital ambassadors is a very good one for nonprofits.
    7 September 2017 Project Common Voice is a Mozilla Foundation effort to build an open-source voice recognition engine that anyone can use to make apps for devices and the web. Voice recognition makes working with and navigating the web more accessible. It also requires thousands of voice samples and data points. Most of the data that drives common voice applications is not open or accessible to those who might want to build useful tech for their communities. The more people who donate recordings of their voice, the more useful the system will be. The Foundation seeks online volunteers willing to donate a recording of their own voices to the project.
    22 August 2017: As a part of the company's Global Service Month, Cisco partnered with Missing Maps to provide virtual volunteering projects for employee teams "that can gather around a conference table, dial in via TelePresence, or join from their desks from any location around the world." Missing Maps is a collaboration between multiple humanitarian organizations, including the American Red Cross. People around the globe can use the resulting online resources to identify roads, structures and other key features on maps for use by first responders and aid agencies in some of the world's most remote places where disasters occur. The Cisco Foundation provided early stage support for the development of the Missing Maps platform in 2015 and the American Red Cross has been a longtime strategic partner of Cisco’s, with over US$21 million in donations to local, national, and international Red Cross programs. Now, Several Cisco business functions are conducting “Map-A-Thons” within their own organizations. Cisco is challenging their employees to volunteer one hour with Missing Maps online. To join the Missing Maps “Map-a-Thons,” Cisco employees do not need to be a part of Operations. Multiple Map-a-Thons are planned throughout September, with a number of Virtual Map-a-Thons planned for September 12. Cisco sees Missing Maps participation as a team-building exercise for employees, both within a team and across offices around the world. Cisco employees can visit the corporate online giving and volunteering platform to register for Missing Map Map-a-Thons. Beyond Global Service Month, Cisco provides five calendar days per year of paid volunteer-time-off through its Time2Give employee benefit, a matching gifts program through the Cisco Foundation. More about the Cisco partnership with Missing Maps. from Missing Maps, and more about the partnership from Cisco.
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Thursday, September 7

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    Latest News on Virtual Volunteering
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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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    If you tweet about The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook please use the tag #vvbook
    Last updated: 22 August7 September 2017
    7 September 2017 Project Common Voice is a Mozilla Foundation effort to build an open-source voice recognition engine that anyone can use to make apps for devices and the web. Voice recognition makes working with and navigating the web more accessible. It also requires thousands of voice samples and data points. Most of the data that drives common voice applications is not open or accessible to those who might want to build useful tech for their communities. The more people who donate recordings of their voice, the more useful the system will be. The Foundation seeks online volunteers willing to donate a recording of their own voices to the project.

    22 August 2017: As a part of the company's Global Service Month, Cisco partnered with Missing Maps to provide virtual volunteering projects for employee teams "that can gather around a conference table, dial in via TelePresence, or join from their desks from any location around the world." Missing Maps is a collaboration between multiple humanitarian organizations, including the American Red Cross. People around the globe can use the resulting online resources to identify roads, structures and other key features on maps for use by first responders and aid agencies in some of the world's most remote places where disasters occur. The Cisco Foundation provided early stage support for the development of the Missing Maps platform in 2015 and the American Red Cross has been a longtime strategic partner of Cisco’s, with over US$21 million in donations to local, national, and international Red Cross programs. Now, Several Cisco business functions are conducting “Map-A-Thons” within their own organizations. Cisco is challenging their employees to volunteer one hour with Missing Maps online. To join the Missing Maps “Map-a-Thons,” Cisco employees do not need to be a part of Operations. Multiple Map-a-Thons are planned throughout September, with a number of Virtual Map-a-Thons planned for September 12. Cisco sees Missing Maps participation as a team-building exercise for employees, both within a team and across offices around the world. Cisco employees can visit the corporate online giving and volunteering platform to register for Missing Map Map-a-Thons. Beyond Global Service Month, Cisco provides five calendar days per year of paid volunteer-time-off through its Time2Give employee benefit, a matching gifts program through the Cisco Foundation. More about the Cisco partnership with Missing Maps. from Missing Maps, and more about the partnership from Cisco.
    8 August 2017: " How online volunteers bring added value for strengthening peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo" shares one of the projects of Online Volunteering run by United Nations Volunteers.
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Sunday, August 27

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    Last updated: 122 August 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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    1 August 2017 GLOBE Observer App: allows you to record environmental observations to compare to NASA satellite observations to help scientists studying Earth and the global environment. The app includes Clouds, which allows you to photograph clouds and record sky observations and compare them with NASA satellite images. Mosquito Habitat Mapper, asks you to identify potential breeding sites for mosquitoes, sample and count mosquito larvae, and with optional equipment, examine and photograph a specimen to identify its genus. Your observations are contributing to a global database that will be used to by scientists to verify predictive models of mosquito population dynamics based on satellite data. In addition, public health authorities have access to this mosquito data for use in managing disease risk in communities. As soon as the eclipse part of the app is released, it will automatically update in GLOBE Observer. Future versions of GLOBE Observer will add additional tools for you to use as a citizen environmental scientist.
    28 July 2017: The Union volunteers Russia (SDR) / Союз добровольцев России (СДР) is launching a virtual volunteering platform, and actively recruiting celebrities. SDR will call its platform “Volunteer of Russia” / "Добровольцы России". “We sent letters of invitation to participate in this project, Diego Maradona, Steven Seagal, Roy Jones, Mila Jovovich, Emir Kusturica, nick Vujcic and others” according to SDR Co-Chairperson Anastasia Korotkova. Story in English. Story in Russian.Story in Russian. And web site where platform may be found once launched.
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    If you tweet about The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook please use the tag #vvbook
    Last updated: 822 August 2017
    22 August 2017: As a part of the company's Global Service Month, Cisco partnered with Missing Maps to provide virtual volunteering projects for employee teams "that can gather around a conference table, dial in via TelePresence, or join from their desks from any location around the world." Missing Maps is a collaboration between multiple humanitarian organizations, including the American Red Cross. People around the globe can use the resulting online resources to identify roads, structures and other key features on maps for use by first responders and aid agencies in some of the world's most remote places where disasters occur. The Cisco Foundation provided early stage support for the development of the Missing Maps platform in 2015 and the American Red Cross has been a longtime strategic partner of Cisco’s, with over US$21 million in donations to local, national, and international Red Cross programs. Now, Several Cisco business functions are conducting “Map-A-Thons” within their own organizations. Cisco is challenging their employees to volunteer one hour with Missing Maps online. To join the Missing Maps “Map-a-Thons,” Cisco employees do not need to be a part of Operations. Multiple Map-a-Thons are planned throughout September, with a number of Virtual Map-a-Thons planned for September 12. Cisco sees Missing Maps participation as a team-building exercise for employees, both within a team and across offices around the world. Cisco employees can visit the corporate online giving and volunteering platform to register for Missing Map Map-a-Thons. Beyond Global Service Month, Cisco provides five calendar days per year of paid volunteer-time-off through its Time2Give employee benefit, a matching gifts program through the Cisco Foundation.

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    1 August 2017 GLOBE Observer App: allows you to record environmental observations to compare to NASA satellite observations to help scientists studying Earth and the global environment. The app includes Clouds, which allows you to photograph clouds and record sky observations and compare them with NASA satellite images. Mosquito Habitat Mapper, asks you to identify potential breeding sites for mosquitoes, sample and count mosquito larvae, and with optional equipment, examine and photograph a specimen to identify its genus. Your observations are contributing to a global database that will be used to by scientists to verify predictive models of mosquito population dynamics based on satellite data. In addition, public health authorities have access to this mosquito data for use in managing disease risk in communities. As soon as the eclipse part of the app is released, it will automatically update in GLOBE Observer. Future versions of GLOBE Observer will add additional tools for you to use as a citizen environmental scientist.
    28 July 2017: The Union volunteers Russia (SDR) / Союз добровольцев России (СДР) is launching a virtual volunteering platform, and actively recruiting celebrities. SDR will call its platform “Volunteer of Russia” / "Добровольцы России". “We sent letters of invitation to participate in this project, Diego Maradona, Steven Seagal, Roy Jones, Mila Jovovich, Emir Kusturica, nick Vujcic and others” according to SDR Co-Chairperson Anastasia Korotkova. Story in English. Story in Russian.Story in Russian. And web site where platform may be found once launched.
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