Discover e-volunteering. Change the WWWorld!

There is huge social power on the Internet!

According to the Digital Agenda Scoreboard 2012 regular internet users – those that use the internet at least once a week – currently represent 67.5% of the population of Europe. But they’re not only passive users – thanks to the Web 2.0 technology they can also create the Web. Every day people and communities share knowledge and skills, give advices, support each other on forums and do many different things we call:


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NGO 2.0

Publication „NGO 2.0. Daj się złapać w Sieć!” has been created as a guide to recent and useful tools used in NGO’s work. It’s compiled data on traditional work’s method in NGO sector and technology open for general use, especially the Internet. What makes this publication special, is creative approach to modern technology for the common good. We are setting the example for NGOs, showing that you don’t have to be a big organization to do a lot of good! All you need is a know-how, exchange experiences and skills to use available tools, many of which can be found in the Internet!

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E-volunteering in NGOs and at schools

The “E-volunteering at NGOs and at schools” project was a pilotage study conducted by Huber Borowski and Łukasz Ostrowski, in order to provide advice to ongoing activities of E-volunteering Programme and selection of the strategy for further development of the portal We wanted to make it a source of information about the condition and possibilities of developing e-volunteering in NGOs and secondary schools in Poland.

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E-volunteering overcomes barriers!

On our website we wrote about: what e-volunteering is, what are the rules for its operation and even what you cannot call e-volunteering. Briefly speaking, e-volunteering is different from traditional volunteering only in formal terms: E-volunteers use primarily online tools in their work (e-mail, online calendars, tools for document sharing, social networking, etc.) and use them to communicate with each other, with the organizers and the target group. Relationships established through the network are just as strong and reliable as those that arise in the real world. Similar challenges need to be faced by volunteer coordinators as well.

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Few questions and answers

Are all the e-volunteers programmers?
Definitely not! Of course, to be e-volunteer basic skills in using of the computers and the Internet are essential. But yet, to do the vast majority of e-volunteering tasks handling Web Browsers and e-mail accounts is sufficient. Many of the tasks for virtual volunteers requires specialized knowledge or skills, but those are not always computer skills. E-volunteering can be art, logo designed for your organization, or a lawyer providing free advice online.

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