As social technologies evolve, more and more people use mobile media in new and creative ways in volunteering. This has become most obvious in the recent development of micro-volunteering. Micro-volunteering allows people to contribute to projects remotely, from their computers or their smart phones, in small, but nevertheless significant ways. Here are some recently launched micro-volunteering initiatives.
2 January: On December 20th, the Corporation for National and Community Service released “My American Story,” a series of television public service announcements that feature ordinary Americans who are tackling problems in their communities through volunteering. From an Iraqi war veteran who serves with AmeriCorps helping fellow soldiers readjust to civilian life, to an RSVP volunteer who uses his life experience to help youth on probation; the spots show the power of people to improve lives and strengthen communities. Visit Serve.gov to watch the videos (there are also tips to help you get your local television stations to air the PSAs).