Global influence of the internet on volunteering development

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How has the internet changed volunteering - or has it? Some food for thought for the International Conference «Volunteerism – Avenue for Social Transformation in Perm 27.-28.11.2013

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Global influence of the internet on volunteering development

  1. 1. Global influence of the Internet on volunteering development From shopping volunteering holidays to clictivism and self-organized volunteerism Lari Karreinen lari@karreinen.org Delegate of Citizen Forum © Citizen Forum 2013
  2. 2. Volunteer tourism - where do You want to go today © Citizen Forum 2013
  3. 3. Are there European voluntary service EVS possibilities in Perm? © Citizen Forum 2013
  4. 4. Yes there is a European voluntary service EVS program in Perm © Citizen Forum 2013
  5. 5. It's possible to search the internet and shop nice volunteer possibilities What do people want? People want meaningful, personal or customized volunteer tasks with high autonomy that can be done alone or in a group © Citizen Forum 2013
  6. 6. What does this mean for volunteers? ● From clictivism to activism Easy ways to participate © Citizen Forum 2013
  7. 7. Fix the streets of the various cities fo the world © Citizen Forum 2013
  8. 8. Volunteers create meaningful tasks themselves Created within a day from the idea to action when the forest fires in 2010 © Citizen Forum 2013
  9. 9. Connecting people I wish to help Help needed © Citizen Forum 2013
  10. 10. This was possible... Ushahidi program originally from Kenya Russian translation from Kyrgystan Russian bloggers and coders © Citizen Forum 2013
  11. 11. www.restaurantday.org A few Finns had an idea of a pop-up restaurant in 2011... It became a worldwide food carnival, 35 countries, 219 cities anyone can set up a restaurant, café or a bar for a day At home, in the park... © Citizen Forum 2013
  12. 12. Is there a restaurant day in Perm? © Citizen Forum 2013
  13. 13. There were 6 restaurants in Perm at the restaurant day 16.11.2013 © Citizen Forum 2013
  14. 14. What does this mean? © Citizen Forum 2013
  15. 15. Internet makes it possible for the people to Self-organize around a topic they care for and to create themselves a meaningful volunteer project © Citizen Forum 2013
  16. 16. Are traditional volunteer organisations ready for this? © Citizen Forum 2013

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