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sample online task descriptions

This information was last updated on June 12, 2000

These are examples of online task descriptions for various organizations, including the Virtual Volunteering Project itself. This is a resource to help you write your own online task descriptions. We also have a listing of examples of online volunteering assignments

Most assignments below are written for volunteers who would have already gone through an agency's orientation and evaluation process. They are NOT written as examples of descriptions that would use to market volunteering opportunities to new volunteers (such descriptions would have different information, and would not be this specific, because you would not want a volunteer to start on an assignment until after he or she has gone through your orientation process and you've made the assignment formally).

One of the most important things in writing task descriptions is to avoid creating unreasonable expectations. Don't assume that a particular volunteer has many hours to spend every day on a task, or will be volunteering with your organization forever -- even if they say they are. Keeping expectations realistic means the volunteer won't be overwhelmed, your agency will get the time and materials it needs, and no one is set up for failure.

If your agency involves online volunteers in direct contact with clients (mentoring or tutoring young people, facilitating an online discussion group, answering an e-mail "hotline", etc.) , please e-mail a sample job description to the VV Project, for possible inclusion in this section, so that other organizations can share in your expertise in preparing such descriptions.

IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR AN ONLINE ASSIGNMENT, please see our section for volunteers, which has extensive information on how to find an online assignment. The opportunities listed below are EXAMPLES only; many have expired long ago.


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If you find this or any other Virtual Volunteering Project information helpful, or would like to add information based on your own experience, please contact us.


 

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This is an archived version of the Virtual Volunteering Project web site from January 2001.
The materials on the web site were written or compiled by Jayne Cravens.
The Virtual Volunteering Project has been discontinued.
The Virtual Volunteering Project web site IS NO LONGER UPDATED.
Email addresses associated with the Virtual Volunteering Project are no longer valid.
For any URL that no longer works, type the URL into archive.org
.
For new materials regarding online volunteering, see
Jayne Cravens' web site (the section on volunteerism-related resources).
 

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