Virtual Volunteering - Wherever and Whenever you Want

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Virtual Volunteering - Wherever and Whenever you Want

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Want to #volunteer, but time & distance a factor? Virtual volunteer -wherever & whenever! #SymantecCR
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 8:00am

CAMPAIGN: Symantec | Community Engagement


The advancement of technology has brought us endless benefits. We can now video chat with a friend across the world for free. We can watch our favorite movies on the plane, at the park or in the car. In an emergency we can contact our loved ones instantly.

In my role at Symantec, technology has completely changed the volunteering landscape. How, you might ask? A key way is through the advent, and now increase, of virtual volunteering opportunities. With virtual volunteering employees can now volunteer from their desk, their home, or wherever they have an Internet connection.  This is huge for so many people, who may be deterred from volunteering due to time or life contstraints, or may not find a local opportunity that matches their interests.

For example, the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) helps both volunteers and development organizations find online volunteering opportunities (or volunteers) through their website. Read more...