Micro-volunteering: Helping the helpers in development

Michael Bernstein*, Mike Bright, Ed Cutrell, Steven Dow, Elizabeth M Gerber, Anupam Jain, Anand Kulkarni

*Corresponding author for this work

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5 Scopus citations

Abstract

Finding and retaining volunteers is a challenge for most of the NGOs (non-government-organizations) or nonprofit organizations worldwide. Quite often, volunteers have a desire to help but are hesitant in making time commitments due to busy lives or demanding schedules. Micro-volunteering or crowdsourced volunteering has taken off in the last few years where a task is divided into fragments and accomplished collectively by the crowd. Individuals are only required to work on small chunks of tasks during their bits of short free times during the day. This panel brings in an interesting mix of researchers from the crowdsourcing/ development space and social entrepreneurs to discuss the pros and cons of micro-volunteering for non-profits and identify the missing blocks in enabling us to replicate this concept in developing regions worldwide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCSCW 2013 - Proceedings of the 2013 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion
Pages85-88
Number of pages4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 18 2013
Event2013 2nd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW 2013 - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: Feb 23 2013Feb 27 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, CSCW

Other

Other2013 2nd ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work Companion, CSCW 2013
CountryUnited States
CitySan Antonio, TX
Period2/23/132/27/13

Keywords

  • Crowdsourcing
  • ICTD
  • Micro-volunteering
  • Non government organization
  • Non profit organization
  • Volunteering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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