Online Volunteering: run out of imagination?

I am subscribed to three or four zillion newsletters and/or feeds.
One of them talks to me about what do NGOs need in the field of human resources. Cute: they include an “Online Volunteering” category, this is quite new… and cute! :)

BUT, last issue I got from this newsletter, had 6 online volunteering opportunities. 5 of them were related to subscribing online campaigns, sending e-mail to governments or asking you to help this or that web site be known by your friends. Spread the word, parbleu! ;)

Just one of them was about IT online support.

Previous issue was even poorer.

Yep, subscribing online campaigns might be online volunteering… but… aren’t we running out of imagination? Is this the power of online volunteering? Ever heard of added value?

Gray Monday, indeed…


If you need to cite this article in a formal way (i.e. for bibliographical purposes) I dare suggest:

Peña-López, I. (2004) “Online Volunteering: run out of imagination?” In ICTlogy, #12, September 2004. Barcelona: ICTlogy.
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