The Internet is
more social than
it might seem
at first glance!


70% of all Europeans use
the Internet regularly
(at least once a week)

36% of all Europeans use
mobile Internet, which
allows them to access the
Web almost anywhere
at any time.


But most importantly:

of them claim that the world becomes a better place
thanks to new technologies!


Ania (16 years old) and Bartek (15 years old) almost constantly on-line

fantasy lovers. They write articles, reviews, invent game storylines, record video tutorials and post them on various websites. Thanks to them and hundreds of thousands of other enthusiasts, everyone has access to the information they need and possibility to develop their interests, regardless of where they live. That's e-volunteering!

Janek (24 years old) and Anita (24 years old) psychology students

they gather job experience on-line: they provide others with support as e-volunteers under the watchful eyes of professionals. That's e-volunteering!

Dominika (43 years old) history and civic education teacher

she created an information service for her community. Local residents can post there their own articles, interviews, and photos with the help of its services - anyone can be a citizen journalist. Thanks to many people in her age group, for whom the Internet is the most important means of communication, the circulation of information in her community greatly improved! That's e-volunteering!

Henryk (70 years old) retired civil engineer

he shares his knowledge of the sciences in his spare time: he gives free private lessons to middle/high school students studying in Poland on-line. That's e-volunteering!

Adam (38 years old) lawyer

he advises NGOs on financial matters after work - for free! That's e-volunteering!

Good Network Foundation (Fundacja Dobra Sieć) acts on an European level

with the help of e-volunteers this foundation managed to develop the English version of its Website If it wasn't for them, the translation process would have taken much longer!


and e-charity
- collection of funds for a specific goal thanks to the "crowd" – a large, scattered group of people, who contribute small amounts of moneyread more

Crowdsourcing brainstorming 2.0read more

from amateur to editor!read more

E-learning e-courses and private lessonsread more

Knowledge gathering creation of common sources of knowledge: encyclopaedias, blogs, portals, data more

Mapping Creation of maps related to some social issue read more

Micro-volunteering Simple tasks, performing of which takes from 15 minutes to 3 hours (relatively little time). read more

Help and self-help all initiatives, which aim at supporting others by means of the Internetread more

Other types read more


Where do we know that from?

From the

"Discover e-volunteering" competition

2 editions

140 registered projects from 31 countries

more than 240,000 e-volunteers involved

Type of e-volunteering
promotion of the healthy
ifestyle, supporting others
(e.g. offering emotional support).
Civil society, civic participation
encouraging people to
be actively involved
in decision making.
making education more
accessible to everyone.
promoting the preservation of nature and the eco-lifestyle.
art & culture
promotion of art and culture.
making ICTs more familiar.
human rights
dissemination of knowledge
on human rights and
civil rights.
human aid
supporting people suffering
from natural disasters,
research & development
promotion of analytical
and critical thinking,
in order to understand
the world better,
social animation
activating communities
(both local and virtual).
promotion of sports.
Whom are the projects
addressed to?
Applications per country
Who are e-volunteers?



The 2nd European edition of the „Discover e-volunteering” was organized by the Good Network Foundation and Fundacja Orange, in cooperation with Intel Technology Poland and European Partners. The Competition was co-financed by the France Telecom-Orange Group Foundation.



1. Digital Agenda Scoreboard (
2. Discover e-volunteering’ competition (

More information can be found in the ‘Discover e-volunteering!’ report available on

More information can be found in the ‘Discover e-volunteering!’
report available on
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