This is an archived version of the Virtual Volunteering Project web site from January 2001.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The Virtual Volunteering Project web site IS NO LONGER UPDATED.
Email addresses associated with the Virtual Volunteering Project are no longer valid.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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information for press representatives

The Virtual Volunteering Project Manager, Jayne Cravens, is happy to work with you to prepare stories about online volunteering activities, and to provide you with contact information for organizations involving online volunteers, online volunteers themselves, and others involved with this project.

Jayne can be reached by e-mail at vv@serviceleader.org, or by phone at 512-232-2295 (in Austin, Texas).

If you do write a story on the Virtual Volunteering Project or on virtual volunteering activities by any organizations, we respectfully request for a copy of the resulting article; a copy of the actual publication is preferred. Send the article to:

    The Virtual Volunteering Project
    P.O. Box 152473
    Austin, TX 78715-2473

We also provide an index of online news and print articles that have been published about the Virtual Volunteering Project, virtual volunteering in general, or have quoted a member of the VV Project team.

 
For the purposes of articles about the Virtual Volunteering Project or online volunteering in general, we suggest your reading of the following:

  • More about virtually volunteering
    Examples of how agencies can (and do!) involve volunteers via the Internet, and benefits of using the Internet to find and involve volunteers

  • About the Virtual Volunteering Project
    Why this project was started, the people behind it, contact information, guidelines on how to collaborate with this Project, and information on current activities and future plans.

  • Virtual volunteering resources

      For agencies: step-by-step details on setting up and managing a virtual volunteering program, details on how this Project can help an agency, and an index of online resources for volunteer managers to with on or offline service-related issues.

      For volunteers: advice for those who want to volunteer virtually, from how to find an opportunity to how to make sure you are ready to volunteer virtually.

 
A draft executive summary of data gathered from online volunteers and agencies engaged in virtual volunteering, sent via our various online forms and surveys, is now available on our Web site.

 
Biographies of Jayne and the rest of the VV Project Team, including advisors, interns and online volunteers, and contact information for everyone, is available here on our Web site. You may contact any of these Team members for the purpose of writing an article on virtual volunteering, but please cc Jayne on initial correspondance (so she knows they have been contacted).

 
Finding organizations
that have virtual volunteering programs

You can see a list of more than 100 organizations that have engaged volunteers virtually, and descriptions of these programs, here on our Web site. This list also includes organizations who have supported the VV Project with advice and expertise. Feel free to contact any of these organizations about their virtual opportunities, particularly the VV Project Affiliates, but please cc Jayne on initial correspondance (so she knows they have been contacted).

We also offer a list of examples of experiences involving online volunteers and youth with disabilities, highlights of how volunteers and youth with disabilities are interacting with others via Cyberspace, to give you an idea of the limitless possibilities and benefits of virtual volunteering.

 
If you are a press representative and would like to do a story on Impact Online, Volunteer Match or IOL programs other than the Virtual Volunteering Project, please visit the Impact Online Web site
 
Information for those who wish to
quote from, copy and/or distribute the information on this Web site

 
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.

If you do use Virtual Volunteering Project materials in your own workshop or trainings, or republish materials in your own publications, please let us know, so that we can track how this information is disseminated.  

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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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