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Micro-Volunteering

Also see resources in the library under "Virtual Volunteering"

Articles/excerpts on this subject

Free electronic books on this subject

How To Set Up A Microvolunteering Project
By the UK microvolunteering site, Help from Home, aimed at charities and nonprofits interested in exploring the world of microvolunteering (42-page PDF, 2011).

Websites with information on this subject

"Donate Your Brain!" Microvolunteering Project of Tech Soup
http://forums.techsoup.org/cs/p/dyb.aspx
Great example of how to create and run a micro-volunteering project.

Help from Home
http://www.helpfromhome.org/

UK site encouraging micro-actions that can be done “in your pyjamas.”

“Micro-volunteering” section of i-Volunteer.org.uk                                         http://www.i-volunteer.org.uk/tags/micro-volunteering.                                               Also, http://www.i-volunteer.org.uk/pengecom/micro-volunteering 

Mobile Volunteering                                                                   http://mobilevolunteering.co.uk                                                                                     Project of Orange (a UK telephone company). 

Sparked - The Microvolunteering Network
http://www.sparked.com
Brought to you by The Extraordinaries, who were pioneers in this field.

Spots of Time

http://spotsoftime.org.uk/

UK site devoted to off-line activities taking only a short while to serve others.

We Are What We Do
http://wearewhatwedo.org/
A UK-based site that "creates stuff that makes it easier for people to do small, good things everyday," which they call "actions."

It’s not just the English-speaking world either.  See this site from Spain: www.microvoluntarios.org

 

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