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Jayne Cravens, www.coyotecommunications.com

On Volunteerism
& Volunteer Management

This section of my web site is a portal to the various volunteerism and volunteer engagement resources I've created or to which I've contributed. It includes:
my resources about volunteer management and volunteerism:
 The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

available for purchase as a paperback & an ebook
from Energize, Inc.

volunteerism and volunteer-management resources I've created, or to which I've contributed, for other organizations, including the United Nations:

resources for volunteers:
(note that some these go to a different part of my web site that includes advertising)

  • Reality Check: Volunteering Abroad (especially for citizens of the USA)
    Times have changed drastically in the last 30 years regarding Americans and other "westerners" volunteering in other countries. The emphasis in local relief and development efforts is to empower local people, and to hire local people, whenever possible, to address their own issues, build their own capacities, and give them employment. This strategy is much more beneficial to local communities than to bring in an outside volunteer. That said -- the days of international volunteers are NOT numbered: there will always be a need for international volunteers, either to fill gaps in knowledge and service in a local situation, or because a more neutral observer/contributor is required. This new page provides tips on gaining the skills and experience that are critically needed to volunteer overseas.

  • Volunteering To Help After Major Disasters
    Whenever a disaster strikes, hundreds -- even thousands -- of citizens in the USA start contacting various organizations in an effort to try to volunteer onsite at the disaster site. But what many of these people don't realize is that spontaneous volunteers with no training and no affiliation can actually cause more problems than they alleviate in a disaster situation, particularly regarding disaster locations far from their home. If you want to be a part of the mobilization for a future disaster, here are tips to help you get into "the system," get training, and be in a position to make a real difference.

  • Ideas for Funding Your Volunteering Abroad Trip.

  • Where to find virtual volunteering opportunities, a list compiled because I get this question frequently.

  • Detailed information on Finding Community Service and Volunteering for Teens.

  • Detailed advice for volunteer groups / group volunteering.

  • Creating or Holding a Successful Fund Raising Event by volunteers.

  • Ideas for High-Impact Leadership Volunteering Tasks, including project ideas for the Girl Scouts Gold and Silver Awards, for

You can see my academic / research work, including that which is related to volunteerism, at my profile on academia.edu. Most of the academic articles that have cited my work regarding virtual volunteering are listed at my Google Scholar account 

Kofi Annan and Online Volunteering
(I made the UN Secretary General laugh)
A personal commentary about my encounter with Mr. Annan at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in 2003.

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