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:
E-volunteering is a volunteer work conducted via the Internet. It is often called also virtual volunteering, cyber volunteering, digital volunteering, online volunteering, but it always refers to work where an online system (accessed through a computer, a mobile device, etc.) plays a key role in recruitment, facilitating access to tasks, and conducting that tasks [source]. And there are plenty of activities that can be done via the Internet:
free Web counseling, translating documents, researching information, editing or writing proposals, press releases, newsletter articles, forming assistance and self-help groups, moderating online discussion groups, coordinating campaigns, creating web pages, teaching on-line courses, providing expertise, designing graphics, editing videos, creating podcasts, monitoring the news, tagging photos and files, offering feedback and many, many more!
Internet can be a great tool for organizations, non-profits, companies and all those active people who want to change the world for the better. Virtual activities overcome the barriers of space and time, so they are accessible for everyone. No matter where you live – in small village or in a huge city, through the Internet you can support every project you want.
And this is why we love e-volunteering – it is a brand new kind of volunteering that is complementary to the traditional volunteering. It creates new possibilities for social actions, so people can cooperate regardless of distance and time.
If you want to know more details, here’s the brochure for you!