Ever Considered Online Volunteering?
If you have access to a computer and the Internet coupled with the right skills, then you should consider volunteering online. There are many organizations tapping into this method.
Your skills could be programming knowledge, strong writing ability, experience in project management, knowledge of another language, expertise in law or education or another profession, or simply the time to offer expert advice or answer e-mail for the host organization. Online volunteering is perfect if you have limited time or no transportation, and also is a fun way to work at the international level of volunteerism.
Online volunteers can undertake a variety of assignments for organizations:
- Web Design
- Data Analysis
- Database Construction
- Proposal Writing
- Editing Articles
- Online Mentoring
- Publication Design
- Moderating an online discussion group.
- Any other services that can be done through computer networks.
Online volunteering provides organizations with new volunteers, new and additional talent and skills, and a more diverse volunteer base. It also helps promote organizations and their mission to a much broader audience.
A Great Online Volunteering Opportunity
Online Volunteering, an Internet service provided by United Nations Volunteers (UNV), connects development organizations with volunteers from around the world.
Since the program's inception in 2000, online volunteers have completed more than 10,000 online assignments in support of some 800 organizations for developing countries — all part of UNV's mission to achieve the Millennium Development Goals.