About Jayne Cravens
Jayne Cravens is an internationally-recognized researcher, university lecturer, consultant and trainer. She is a pioneer regarding the research and practice of virtual volunteering, and she is a veteran manager of various local and international initiatives, including the United Nations. She has been quoted in articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Associated Press, as well as for reports by CNN, Deutsche Well, and the BBC. Resources from her web site, coyotecommunications.com, are frequently cited in reports and articles by a variety of organizations, online and in-print. She is currently based near Portland, Oregon in the USA.
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Specialist, Fort Worth ISD
Executive Director, RW Institute
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Business Engagement Officer, www.cftexas.org
Digital Entrepreneur, Initiative for Sound Education Relationship and Health
Ms., Pro Vobis - National Resource Center for Volunteering
Sr. Recruitment Specialist, American Red Cross
Volunteer Manager, New York Public Library
Retired, Vietnam-era US Air Force Veteran
President, Kaber Communications
Virtual volunteering - volunteers providing service via a computer, smart phone, tablet or other networked advice - presents a great opportunity for companies to expand their employee philanthropic offerings and corporate social responsibility endeavors.Through virtual volunteering, some employees will choose to help organizations online that they are already helping onsite. Other employees who are unable to volunteer onsite at a nonprofit or school, for whatever reason, will choose to volunteer online because of the convenience.Here is a long list of what virtual volunteering looks like.Companies are already allowing employees to volunteer online from the workplace, either on breaks (off-the-clock) or as part of an official time-off-to-volunteer policies - and have been for decades. One of the first was Hewlett-Packard, which established an online mentoring program back in the 1990s, one of the first-ever, that brought together employees of HP together with high school students.Here is more guidance for corporations on how to encourage virtual volunteering among employees, and what to do if you want to make virtual volunteering a formal part of your employee volunteering program.