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Virtual Help by Online Volunteering
Online Volunteering is the term used for volunteers who work online without pay to help others or share their knowledge to a community. If you have a computer or a laptop at home with an internet access you are eligible for anything which can be done online. The only thing you require is right knowledge and skill to perform that job based on web.There are many organizations that look for online volunteers for their work. A work of an online volunteer may range from developing websites of non-profit organizations or it may be some legal advice given to a particular welfare community.
According to the above description, anybody whether it may you, me or anybody can be an online or you may say a virtual volunteer. An online volunteer should be skillful about the job he is going to perform in the web for any organization.
Skills may include good programming knowledge, good content writing ability, legal advices, knowledge and understanding of different foreign languages. It can be an expert advice to a consulting job and whatever can be possible through the World Wide Web.
The concept of online volunteering is best for those who have the limitations in terms of transport and time. So it creates a world of opportunities for people who are disabled by any way. Online Volunteers always have different types of work to deal with in diverse fields. Some of them are data analysis, internet research, different types of translation jobs, website design, expert advice etc. which are done based on the web and without pay. There are many benefits of being an online volunteer. You as a person can have a great knowledge database of different countries of the world, their diverse culture and languages. You can learn extra skills which you may not learn in your standard workplace.
An online volunteer can work at any time of the day. He does not have to change his clothes or travel somewhere to work. He can work in the comfort of his house and do the work. It is not possible for all organizations to recruit people for all specializations. So organizations recruit online volunteers who possess those skills and in turn they get more experienced that field. People who faced one or more types of disability can also enjoy the benefits of work which is far better than sitting idle at home.
This will not only help them to have a confidence on themselves and also pass the time in a better way. This will help to gain access to the hundreds of resources who are generally not seen in physical corporate offices.Online volunteers help an organization to increase the employee strength that are virtual and can carry with them a lot of knowledge base. People from all parts of the world and diverse work culture meet here sharing one global umbrella.Tags: Help, Online, Virtual, Volunteering
Volunteer Abroad Online Fundraising
“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”- Winston Churchill.Fundraising is a concept that is not strange to many of us; it’s basically a form of raising money towards a given cause. There are newer more popular ways coming up which a volunteer can use to fundraise; one of them is online fundraising. Fundraising through online websites is a way for you as a volunteer to get more money, and people involved. It also helps you to build a network of well wishers and donors to your cause. There are a number of websites that can help you to do your fundraising online. A brief description is provided below.
The first website we will look at is Crowdrise empowers online fundraisers to reach out to their friends, family, classmates, co-workers and other members of the Crowdrise community. Crowdrise’s online fundraising tools allow you to tell your story using compelling photos and videos to connect with your supporters.
You can also share your projects with everyone you know by sending them a link to your project page via email, Facebook and Twitter. All you need to do is create your own personalized Profile Page. Your profile is meant to showcase everything you’re doing as an online fundraiser and volunteer.
Another website you can look out for is Give2gether was founded in 2007, and to date it has enabled various Non Profit organizations to successfully raise funds for various purposes. The process here is quite simple; the first step for you on this website is to customize your web page. Through clicking on the icons provided, you can upload your organization’s logo, and then add a text of what you want to go with your main image. The next step is for you to upload your donors’ details, and then set up your introductory email announcing the campaign to existing donors. This will enable you to get the word out there of your cause, as your donors will start to reach out to their own networks. Once this is done then you only need to give your donors a thank you note, and get your fundraising on the way. Don’t forget to put a link to your website on your fundraising page. So that donors have proper access to you.
We also have FirstGiving was founded in 2003. It is founded by JustGiving, the UK-based pioneer of online fundraising. Together, FirstGiving and JustGiving form The Giving Group. This group is dedicated to one purpose: empowering passionate nonprofit supporters to raise more money than they ever thought possible for the causes they care about. They partner with nonprofit organizations to allow them to plan, execute, and measure successful online fundraising campaigns and charity fundraising events with. For individual fundraisers, they aim to make it easy, effective, and even fun to raise money online
Lastly we have Ukvirginmomneygiving, this idea came as a result of Virgin Money’s sponsorship of the London Marathon. Having taken a look at how runners raised money, it became clear to them that there was a better way of doing things. One that would help people involved in all sorts of fundraising activities and leaves everyone better off in the long run. It works through you linking up your cause with their website and spreading the word to your friends who get to more donors for you, just like the other sites we have looked at.
Tags: abroad, Fundraising, Online, Volunteer