The Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

The first Virtual Volunteering Guidebook, published in 2000, is a color PDF document offering detailed information on the basics of setting up and managing a successful virtual volunteering program. This book captures the state of virtual volunteering through 1998, and includes the contributions of many collaborating organizations and online volunteers who worked with the original Virtual Volunteering Project from 1996 - 1998.

A substantially-revised version of this guidebook was published in 2011 by Energize Inc, again co-authored by Jayne Cravens, and Susan Ellis, both internationally recognized volunteer management experts.  Cravens, managed the original Virtual Volunteering Project housed at The Dana Center at UT Austin, and Ellis, President of Energize, Inc., is a leading author and trainer in the field.  Cravens and Ellis published The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook: Fully Integrating Online Service into Volunteer Involvement in January 2014. The original book from 2000 is still available for download. It is 138 pages long, and takes up approximately 1.2 megabytes of space. Note that downloading can take several minutes, depending on the speed of your Internet connection.

Download the Guidebook