This is an archived version of the Virtual Volunteering Project web site from January 2001.
The materials on the web site were written or compiled by Jayne Cravens.
The Virtual Volunteering Project has been discontinued.
The Virtual Volunteering Project web site IS NO LONGER UPDATED.
Email addresses associated with the Virtual Volunteering Project are no longer valid.
For any URL that no longer works, type the URL into archive.org
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These are online news and print articles that have been published about the Virtual Volunteering Project, virtual volunteering in general, or have quoted a member of the VV Project team. If the article is no longer available at the web address listed, contact us with the name and publication of the article.

     
  • Undisguised Blessings
    Published December 1999, by Richard Chin, appeared in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Pioneer Press (St. Paul, Minnesota), the San Diego Times Union, and various other Knight Ridder newspapers.
    "Virtual volunteering grows as a way for people to share and care about each other through mentoring programs and charity auctions."

     

  • DoingGood.com
    Published in the December 1999 issue of The Washingtonian, by Brooke Lea Foster.
    "Giving Time or Money to Good Causes Can Be Just a Computer Click Away"

     

  • Reaching Out for Help, or to Help
    Published November 25, 1999, in the New York Times, by Rebecca Fairley Raney.
    "When Bonnie Frascatore was confined to bed for seven months during a high-risk pregnancy, the high point of each day came when she switched on her computer.Every day, she received e-mail from a woman who had experienced a pregnancy just as difficult. Through e-mail, she found compassion that was not always available at home -- and she did not have to contend with making her house or herself presentable for a visitor. "

     

  • Boomers find fun in 'virtual volunteering'
    Published May 27, 1999 in various Gannet newspapers. By Fredreka Schouten.
    "Jayne Cravens can corral hundreds of volunteers to work for non-profit organizations - without ever leaving her computer."

     

  • Giving Online:
    Charity: Web sites, e-mail and other Internet tools allow groups to reach more people at less cost

    Published May 17, 1999 in the Baltimore Sun's "Plugged In" Section and on their Web site.

     

  • Web-based volunteering new way to help out
    Published by the Philanthropy News Network/The Philanthropy Journal, April 1998. Article by Joan Alford.
    "In just a few years of growth, the World Wide Web has given life to a whole new class of volunteering - virtual volunteering. While no one claims it's a substitute for human contact, scores of volunteers are helping people and organizations simply by communicating from home or work over the Internet."

     

  • Groups use Web to link volunteers, opportunities
    Published by the Philanthropy News Network/The Philanthropy Journal, June 1998. By Todd Cohen
    "Impact Online and America's Promise are using the Internet to connect nonprofits with volunteers and corporations."

     

  • Volunteers Are Special People: Computer-Addicted-Volunteers
    Published on SUITE 101, September 1997, by Teri Robert

     

  • Online Volunteerism Leads to Action
    Appeared in Thirdage.Com, May 7, 1997, six months after the launch of the Virtual Volunteering Project.

     

  • STYLE PLUS: VOLUNTEERS Helpers From Hell
    Published in the Washington Post, Tuesday, May 6, 1997. Appeared on page D05 by Don Oldenburg. An article about volunteers who can sometimes hinder more than they help an organization. Not available online.

     

 
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This is an archived version of the Virtual Volunteering Project web site from January 2001.
The materials on the web site were written or compiled by Jayne Cravens.
The Virtual Volunteering Project has been discontinued.
The Virtual Volunteering Project web site IS NO LONGER UPDATED.
Email addresses associated with the Virtual Volunteering Project are no longer valid.
For any URL that no longer works, type the URL into archive.org
.
For new materials regarding online volunteering, see
Jayne Cravens' web site (the section on volunteerism-related resources).
 

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