Thursday, January 07, 2010

Studies and research regarding online volunteering / virtual volunteering: "Studies and Research Regarding
Online Volunteering / Virtual Volunteering

There are lots of studies regarding volunteerism, but rarely within these studies are any questions asked about the Internet, to determine how volunteers are using the Internet to provide some or all of their service, or how organizations are using the Internet to support and train volunteers. And while there is a plethora of general articles, commentaries and information about online volunteering, there has been relatively little research published regarding the subject, even though the practice of online volunteering has been around for more than 30 years, and even though online mentoring programs have been the 'buzz' for several years now by several high-profile corporations."