[Community-service] What is Virtual Volunteering?

Starry Sky Starry_sky at live.com
Sun Mar 24 22:38:09 UTC 2019

Since I was the one who mentioned "virtual volunteering", I will give it a go at explaining it.  The term basically refers to the location where you are performing the work where you are not physically in the same place as the organization that you are volunteering for or where the recipients are.  Basically, volunteering virtually means you could be performing the volunteer work at home, at the library, on a beach in Aruba, on top of the Eiffel Tower, or anywhere in between depending on the flexibility of the project.

I suggested this to the person who posted a desire for community service but live in a remote area with limited transportation options so that she can explore options that do not require her to be physically present.  In my post, I provided a list of options that include technology as well as non-technology virtual volunteering opportunities.

Hope this helps~

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Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2019 23:06:29 +0000
From: Humberto Avila <humberto_avila.it104 at outlook.com><mailto:humberto_avila.it104 at outlook.com>
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Subject: [Community-service] What is Virtual Volunteering?

Hello All:

I was recently reading through some of these topics on the community-service at nfbnet.org<mailto:community-service at nfbnet.org><mailto:community-service at nfbnet.org><mailto:community-service at nfbnet.org> mailing list serv, and I know someone posted something about doing ?virtual volunteering.? What does this, in turn, actually mean? What does it entail? How does it work?

I am imagining it is sort of volunteering for a website where you submit content and such that may be useful and positive to others; is that similar?

I have been recently inclined to do podcasts for a site called Applevis, which is a community-driven web page for everything relating to the accessibility of Apple products. Does that qualify as virtual volunteering? Or, just volunteering in general? I need some guidance. How would I put this on my personal resume?

Here?s a link to the podcast feed, in case anyone?s interested in listening.


Have an awesome day today and thanks much for answering my questions.




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