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TECH TIPS

Learn tips and hints to use a variety of electronic and technical equipment to enhance work with volunteers.

~February 2011 ~

TWITTER IN PRACTICE

Twitter is becoming an essential part of volunteer programs. Here are some examples for you to view. The point is to give you ideas for ways you can incorporate Twitter into the volunteer progam

http://twitter.com/#!/npsvipnetwork National Park Service site for long and short time volunteer opportunities, resources, and information lead to other sites.
http://twitter.com/#!/ukwarcabinet

British site provides a history walk through WWII in Great Britain. Twitter followers see WWII unfold 70 years to the day through original Cabinet Papers from 1941 held at The National Archives. http://twitter.com/#!/ukwarcabinet. Imagine volunteers recording the history of your organization in short bursts on a Twitter site. Go to this site to see how volunteers are recruited for the British site.
http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/cabinetpapers

http://twitter.com/#!/jalinmerapi

The Jaringan Informasi Lingkar Merapi (Merapi Circle Information Network), or Jalan Merapi, is a group of villagers in Indonesia that manage @jalinmerapi, a Twitter account that connects people in the timeline and provides data about Mount Merapi’s eruptions.

Tirta Kusuma from Yogyakarta city said

information from @jalinmerapi was very helpful and much better than the local government’s reports

http://twitter.com/#!/pwilson When Pastor Pete Wilson tweeted a need for volunteers, hammers, trash bags and brooms, hundreds showed up to start relief work in and around a badly-flooded Nashville. All volunteers and not all from his congregation.



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