By American University's Center for Social Media about how an online youth civic culture, largely unnoticed by the general public, has taken root on the Internet and is fostering Generation Y's participation in U.S. politics and community affairs.
, 2004, pp. 155
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e-wolontariat is Polish for “e-volunteering.” This is a leading European organization regarding the study and promotion of virtual volunteering. They have their own E-volunteering Handbook in English, in Polish (PODRĘCZNIK E-WOLONTARIATU) and in Ukrainian (ДОВІДНИК З Е-ВОЛОНТЕРСТВА). They also host the annual "Discover E-Volunteering" event, a friendly competition to both reward outstanding virtual volunteering efforts and to create more awareness.
"iEARN is a non-profit organization made up of over 30,000 schools and youth organizations in more than 140 countries. iEARN empowers teachers and young people to work together online using the Internet and other new communications technologies. Over 2,000,000 students each day are engaged in collaborative project work worldwide." There is a particularly good area of the site explaining telementoring and linking to more resources.
A free service provided by the United Nations Volunteers programme that connects development organizations with online volunteers. The site contains many tips about online volunteering, both for volunteers and host organizations.
Sanchez Elementary School Online Mentoring Program
This resource was developed by Jayne Cravens for Sanchez Elementary School in Austin, Texas through the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin. This online mentoring program is no longer operational but these Web materials have been preserved to help other schools develop their own online mentoring programs.
The United Nations Information Technology Service, promotes volunteer involvement as fundamental to efforts focused on information and communications technologies for development ( ICT4D ). United Nations Volunteers service coordinates this UN ICT initiative.
The project's goal is to create a virtual volunteering website that is accessed through social networks like Facebook to bolster the support system for inner-city kids by solving the problems of commitment, localization and physicality that act as barriers to volunteering. Centered on a blog.
Volunteerism and Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) Library