This is an archived version of the Virtual Volunteering Project web site from January 2001.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The Virtual Volunteering Project web site IS NO LONGER UPDATED.
Email addresses associated with the Virtual Volunteering Project are no longer valid.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).
The Virtual Volunteering Project promotes the idea of not limiting virtual volunteering programs to only one type of computer user. Online volunteers use a variety of computers, software and operating systems. Also, online volunteers often have better software and hardware than the not-for-profit or public sector organizations they are assisting. Virtual volunteering activities should not force an organization nor a volunteer to upgrade or change its computers or software.
We have many suggestions and links to resources to help online volunteers and agencies share files and communicate via the Internet, regardless of the kinds of computers or software being used.
However, for some tasks and volunteering opportunities, it is required that the volunteer and the organization be on the same type of computer, operating system or software. For instance:
If you have other questions and cannot find the answers on this web site, please contact us.
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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