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Explore the world of books, guidelines, online resources to enhance and improve your administration of volunteer programs .

~March 2014~

Virtual Volunteering

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 The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook: Fully Integrating Online Service into Volunteer Involvement
Jayne Cravens and Susan J. Ellis

Energize, Inc., 2014, 210 pages,
Paperback edition: ISBN 978-0-940576-65-0,
Electronic edition: ISBN 978-0-940576-67-4

To order:  http://www.energizeinc.com/store/1-222-E-1

What is virtual volunteering? It is work done by volunteers online, via computers, smartphones or other hand-held devices, and often from afar. More and more organizations around the world are engaging people who want to contribute their skills via the Internet. The service may be done virtually, but the volunteers are real!people at computer desk around the globe

In The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, international volunteerism consultants Jayne Cravens and Susan J. Ellis outline how online service should be integrated into an organization’s overall strategy for involving virtual volunteers. They maintain that the basic principles of volunteer management should apply equally to volunteers working online or onsite. Whether you’re tech-savvy or still a newbie in cyberspace, this book will show you how to lead online volunteers successfully.

  • Understand the concept of virtual volunteering and integrated online service into all volunteer involvement
  • Design virtual volunteering assignments and recruit, train, and support online (and even onsite) volunteers in accomplishing them
  • Apply good volunteer management practices to assure success and manage risk in online interactions

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