Participating as an online volunteer you will be able to:
- Contribute your time and experience even if you are not able to travel to Patagonia;
- Become familiar with the activities, projects and work methods of MAPU before your trip to Patagonia to join an on-site volunteering placement.
Some of the activities you may contribute from the comfort of your home may include:
- Online research: searching, selecting and organizing information related to the different activities and projects of the Association, which may be used in informational bulletins, to organize training workshops, to contact other organizations, etc.
- Professional consulting: providing advice about items such as human resources, administration and accounting, events organization, legal questions, etc., according to your field of expertise.
- Writing of letters, bulletins, presentations, text for the Web site, etc.
- Edition of institutional texts, etc.
- Translation of institutional texts into other languages.
- Graphic design for brochures, flyers, bulletins, logos, etc.
- Awareness campaigns: publication of information in different forums, news groups, distribution lists, etc.
- Daily searches of articles related to organizational activities or a particular theme
- Guidance and online follow-up of other on-site or virtual volunteers.
Usually, MAPU Association works with online volunteers from the United Nations virtual volunteering platform, www.onlinevolunteering.org.
MAPU is a registered non-profit in this platform and, together with two of its onsite volunteer members and 10 online volunteers from the UN Volunteers platform, was granted the Online Volunteering Award 2007.
10 online volunteers helped MAPU, which had joined forces with an Argentinean civil movement, the Assembly of self-organized Neighbours against mega mining, to raise international awareness on the consequences of mining projects in Argentina.
The result of this successful collaboration can be seen at www.noalamina.org