Tuesday, January 02, 2007
New Year's Resolution: Virtual Volunteering
Did you write, "Volunteer" on your New Year's resolution list? One option you might want to consider is online or virtual volunteering.
Here's what some bloggers are saying about virtual volunteering:
Holly Ross, of the NTEN blog, points to a New York Times article about virtual volunteering, "Flexible Hours, Using Your PC and Never Leaving Home". The article mentions Sidelines National Support Network, a nonprofit that provides support to women with high-risk pregnancies via the Internet and phone. It also lists onlinevolunteer.org and VolunteerMatch as places to find virtual volunteer opportunities.
A Woman with a Common Name Tries to Live an Uncommon Life explains how she found virtual volunteer opportunities on VolunteerMatch.
Marie's post about virtual volunteering at The Drop recommends Translators Without Borders as a place that needs virtual translation volunteers, and links to Energize Inc.'s list of web sites where you can find virtual and in-person volunteer opportunities.
Beth Kanter points to a piece by Jayne Cravens about virtual volunteering. Jayne is an expert on virtual volunteering. Check out her Myths of Virtual Volunteering too.
VolunteerMatch logo taken from volunteermatch.org.