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AccountingResearch and advise on free reporting and accounting softwarePaajaf FoundationAccounting and reporting software, Whatsapp, SkypeGhanahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/paajaf-foundation/research-and-advise-free-reporting-and-accounting-software
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AnimationCreation of a 45 seconds video animation on climate changeUNEP Science DivisionVariesClimate Change COP22https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/unep-science-division/creation-45-seconds-video-animation-climate-change
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Art DesignCreate a series of drawings in order to illustrate on-going Projects/ProgramsPublic Health Aid, Awareness and EducationVariesAfricahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/public-health-aid-awareness-education-organization/design-storyboard-cartoon-illustrations
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BusinessManage social media and marketing for organizationAnn FoundationVariesVarieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/ann-foundation/managing-our-social-media-and-marketing-our-organization-1
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BusinessDevelop strategic plan for youth clubLove and Care for PeopleVariesVarieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/love-and-care-people/develop-strategic-plan-love-and-care-people-and-our-youth-club
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BusinessSEO strategy and keyword developmentSCOOP FoundationGoogle, search engine optimizationCambodiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/scoop-foundation/seo-strategy-and-keyword-development
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Business Design a fundraising campaignCommunity Agriculture and Environmental Protection Association (CAEPA)VariesCameroonhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/community-agriculture-and-environmental-protection-association-caepa/design-fundraising-campaign
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Business ManagementManage teams of volunteersMorobe Development Foundation Inc.VariesMorobe Provincehttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/morobe-development-foundation-inc/manage-teams-volunteers-support-employment-acid-attack-survivors
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ChildcareConduct online training course in ChildcareLove and Care for the PeopleVariesIreland, Nigeria, DRC Congo and Kenya.https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/love-and-care-people/conduct-online-training-course-childcare
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CommunicationsContent Writer/Creator, Social Media Marketer, Graphic Artist, Data Miner, Statistician, Market ResearcherEnchance a VillageVariesPhillipineshttp://www.enhanceavillage.org/volunteers
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CommunicationsResearching potential donors in the USA Promotion Jeunesse Unie pour le Développement (PJUD-BENIN ONG)VariesBeninhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/promotion-jeunesse-unie-pour-le-d%C3%A9veloppement-pjud-benin-ong/researching-potential-donors-usa
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CommunicationsSEO strategy and keyword developmentSCOOP FoundationGoogle, search engine optimizationCambodiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/scoop-foundation/seo-strategy-and-keyword-development
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CommunicationsCreating illustration or animation video for sanitary pad campaignThe Umbrella of HopeVideo capturing and editing toolsAfricahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/umbrella-hope/creating-illustration-or-animation-video-sanitary-pad-campaign
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CommunicationsImprove our organization's online presenceTikondane Community CentreVariesZambiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/tikondane-community-centre/improve-our-organizations-online-presence
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CommunicationsDesign and create communication tools for marketing and outreach stabilization efforts in IraqUNDP IraqPowerpointIraq https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/undp-iraq-crisis-response-and-resilience-programme-icrrp/producing-and-designing-communications
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Computer ScienceDesign to upgrade our self-defense app for Android Colorss FoundationAndroid devices, programming languagesIndiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/colorss-foundation/design-upgrade-our-self-defense-app-android
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Computer ScienceTeach online computer classes to Women/GirlsDelta Women Empowerment InitiativeVariesAfricahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/delta-women-empowerment-initiative/teach-online-computer-classes-womengirls
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Computer ScienceWrite tech-related blog posts and storytelling around techDelta Women Empowerment InitiativeVariesAfricahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/delta-women-empowerment-initiative/write-tech-related-blog-posts-and-storytelling-around-tech
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Computer ScienceContent Writer/Creator, Social Media Marketer, Graphic Artist, Data Miner, Statistician, Market ResearcherEnchance a VillageVariesPhillipineshttp://www.enhanceavillage.org/volunteers
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Computer ScienceDigital dissemination of outreach and advocacy materialFood and Agriculture Association of the UNTwitter and social media analytics tools; web-based applications and programs ( Adobe Connect, Adestra Message Focus, Typo3, google analytics)Varieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/fao-resource-mobilization-division/digital-dissemination-outreach-and-advocacy-material
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Computer ScienceContribute to open source projectsGitHubVariesVaries by software; open source community, https://github.com/open-source
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Computer ScienceSupport reconstruction of webpageGlobal Health Next Generation NetworkUX, SEO, HTML,CSS Design SoftwareGlobal network for young professionals in global healthhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/global-health-next-generation-network-ghngn/support-reconstruction-our-web-page
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Computer ScienceWeb and Graphic DesignLove and Care for PeopleVariesIreland, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nigeria.https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/love-and-care-people/professional-web-design-and-graphic-design-0
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Computer ScienceEdit outreach video Mission Kitega Community CentreVariesUgandahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/kitega-community-centre-uganda/edit-outreach-video
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Computer ScienceSEO strategy and keyword developmentSCOOP FoundationGoogle, search engine optimizationCambodiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/scoop-foundation/seo-strategy-and-keyword-development
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Computer ScienceDevelop a Wordpress theme for an online community newspaperSociety for Media & Suitable Human-communication TechniquesWordpress, knowledge of CSS/HTMLBengalhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/society-media-suitable-human-communication-techniques/develop-wordpress-theme-online-community
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Computer ScienceImprove our organization's online presenceTikondane Community CentreVariesZambiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/tikondane-community-centre/improve-our-organizations-online-presence
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Computer ScienceCreation of a 45 seconds video animation on climate changeUNEP Science DivisionVariesClimate Change COP22https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/unep-science-division/creation-45-seconds-video-animation-climate-change
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Computer Science, Art DesignProduce 2-minute video announcing online award celebrating African American Love and Care for PeopleVariesIreland, The Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nigeria.https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/love-and-care-people/produce-2-minute-video-announcing-online-award-celebrating-african-women
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Criminal JusticeTranscribe notes from the Supreme Court of the United StatesZooniverseWeb browsersUS Citizenry, Legal scholars, Historianshttps://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/scotus-notes-behind-the-scenes-at-supreme-court-conference
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Cultural StudiesResearching potential donors in the USA Promotion Jeunesse Unie pour le Développement (PJUD-BENIN ONG)VariesBeninhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/promotion-jeunesse-unie-pour-le-d%C3%A9veloppement-pjud-benin-ong/researching-potential-donors-usa
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EducationConduct online English classes to students in IndiaAnn FoundationVariesChildren of Indiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/ann-foundation/conduct-online-english-classes-students-tamil-nadu-india-0
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EducationWrite tech-related blog posts and storytelling around techDelta Women Empowerment InitiativeVariesAfricahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/delta-women-empowerment-initiative/write-tech-related-blog-posts-and-storytelling-around-tech
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EducationTeach online computer classes to Women/GirlsDelta Women Empowerment InitiativeVariesAfricahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/delta-women-empowerment-initiative/teach-online-computer-classes-womengirls
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EducationOnline mentoring program where students and their adult mentors read the same books and then discuss them online.ePalsvariesVarieshttps://crickettogether.com/
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EducationDesign a concept note to present a project to a foundationLight for the WorldExcelVaries
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EducationConduct online training course in ChildcareLove and Care for the PeopleVariesIreland, Nigeria, DRC Congo and Kenya.https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/love-and-care-people/conduct-online-training-course-childcare
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EducationOnline volunteer management Love and Care for the PeopleVariesIreland, Nigeria, DRC Congo and Kenya.https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/love-and-care-people/online-volunteer-management
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EducationCreating illustration or animation video for sanitary pad campaignThe Umbrella of HopeVideo capturing and editing toolsAfricahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/umbrella-hope/creating-illustration-or-animation-video-sanitary-pad-campaign
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EducationSocial media campaign on Menstrual Health ManagementThe Umbrella of HopeSocial media expereinceMulanga; initiallyhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/umbrella-hope/social-media-campaign-menstrual-health-management-mhm
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EnglishContent Writer/Creator, Social Media Marketer, Enchance a VillageVariesPhillipineshttp://www.enhanceavillage.org/volunteers
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EnglishCreating narrations of public domain literatureLibrivox.orgAudacityLiterature discipline, people with visual limitations or disabilities, aural learnershttp://www.librivox.org
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EnglishProof reading and text editingLove and Care for PeopleVariesIreland, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, and Nigeria.https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/love-and-care-people/proofreading-text-editing-opportunity
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EnglishImprove our organization's online presenceTikondane Community CentreVariesZambiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/tikondane-community-centre/improve-our-organizations-online-presence
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English As a Second LanguuageGathering evidence of impact of multilingual social media accountsUNV Latin America and the Caribbean Portfolio Social media expereinceVarieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/unv-latin-america-and-caribbean-portfolio/gathering-evidence-impact-multilingual-social-media
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English WritingCreate wikipedia page for public libraryGhana Public Library AuthorityVariesGhanahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/ghana-library-authority
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Environmental SudiesCreation of a 45 seconds video animation on climate changeUNEP Science DivisionVariesClimate Change COP22https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/unep-science-division/creation-45-seconds-video-animation-climate-change
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Film StudiesCreating illustration or animation video for sanitary pad campaignThe Umbrella of HopeVideo capturing and editing toolsAfricahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/umbrella-hope/creating-illustration-or-animation-video-sanitary-pad-campaign
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GeographyBritish LibraryWeb-browserCities, museums, historical community, geographershttp://www.bl.uk/georeferencer/
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Graphic DesignContent Writer/Creator, Social Media Marketer, Graphic Artist, Enchance a VillageVariesPhillipineshttp://www.enhanceavillage.org/volunteers
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Graphic DesignCreating Training Material for Graphic Design Students of African Social StartupLearning LionsVariesYoung adults in impoverished rural areas of Eastern Africahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/learning-lions/creating-training-material-graphic-design-students-african-social-startup
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Graphic DesignCreate pics, infographs, slideshows and any other promo material needed for social media platformsSCOOP FoundationPhotoshop, InDesign, Adobe PDF viewer, MS PowerpointCambodiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/scoop-foundation/graphic-design-social-media-team-blog-website-0
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Graphic DesignCreating illustration or animation video for sanitary pad campaignThe Umbrella of HopeVideo capturing and editing toolsAfricahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/umbrella-hope/creating-illustration-or-animation-video-sanitary-pad-campaign
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Graphic DesignImprove our organization's online presenceTikondane Community CentreVariesZambiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/tikondane-community-centre/improve-our-organizations-online-presence
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Graphic DesignConvert text and data into a professionally designed visual reportUN Asia-Pacific FundAdobe In Design and IllustratorAsia and the Pacifichttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/unfpa-asia-pacific-regional-office/lay-out-20-page-report-violence-against-women-survey-palau
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Graphic DesignDesign of outreach materialsUN Refugee AgencyCreative cloud membership; Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite Australiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/unhcr-regional-representation-canberra/graphic-design-outreach-materials
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Graphic DesignCreation of a 45 seconds video animation on climate changeUNEP Science DivisionVariesClimate Change COP22https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/unep-science-division/creation-45-seconds-video-animation-climate-change
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Health StudiesSocial media campaign on Menstrual Health ManagementThe Umbrella of HopeSocial media expereinceMulanga; initiallyhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/umbrella-hope/social-media-campaign-menstrual-health-management-mhm
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HistoryTranscribingAncient LivesWeb-browserHistorical community,, libraries, archiveshttps://www.ancientlives.org/
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HistoryTranscribing playbillsBritish LibraryWeb-browserBritish Library, archives, history community, https://www.libcrowds.com/collection/playbills
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HistoryTranscribing artifacts, documents, and videos, tagging videos, translating documentsMicroPastsWeb-browser Historical community,, libraries, archiveshttps://crowdsourced.micropasts.org/
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HistoryTranscribing handwritten documents and lettersStandford UniversityWeb-browserHistorical community,, libraries, archiveshttp://library.stanford.edu/blogs/special-collections-unbound/2017/10/archives-launches-transcription-crowdsourcing-project
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Human ServicesOnline volunteer management Love and Care for the PeopleVariesIreland, Nigeria, DRC Congo and Kenya.https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/love-and-care-people/online-volunteer-management
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Human ServicesResearching potential donors in the USA Promotion Jeunesse Unie pour le Développement (PJUD-BENIN ONG)VariesBeninhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/promotion-jeunesse-unie-pour-le-d%C3%A9veloppement-pjud-benin-ong/researching-potential-donors-usa
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Human ServicesMapping villages, roads and buildings in rural Tanzania to protect girls from FGMTanzania Development TrustVariesTanzaniahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/tanzania-development-trust/mapping-villages-roads-and-buildings-rural-tanzania-protect-girls-fgm
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HumanitiesSmithsonian Digital Volunteer Transcription CenterSmithsonianSmithsonian Web-Based ToolHumanities disciplineshttps://transcription.si.edu/
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HumanitiesVaries--different types of digital humanities projectsTech HumanitiesVariesHumanities disciplineshttp://www.techforhumanities.org/projects
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LawFacilitate general data protection regulation complianceARISE ImpactWhatsApp and SkypeVarieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/act-rise-innovation-special-education/facilitates-gdpr-general-data-protection-regulation-compliance
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LawTranscribe notes from the Supreme Court of the United StatesZooniverseWeb browsersUS Citizenry, Legal scholars, Historianshttps://www.zooniverse.org/projects/zooniverse/scotus-notes-behind-the-scenes-at-supreme-court-conference
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LinguisticsGathering evidence of impact of multilingual social media accountsUNV Latin America and the Caribbean Portfolio Social media expereinceVarieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/unv-latin-america-and-caribbean-portfolio/gathering-evidence-impact-multilingual-social-media
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ManagementOnline volunteer management Love and Care for the PeopleVariesIreland, Nigeria, DRC Congo and Kenya.https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/love-and-care-people/online-volunteer-management
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MarketingContent Writer/Creator, Social Media Marketer, Graphic Artist, Data Miner, Market ResearcherEnchance a VillageVariesPhillipineshttp://www.enhanceavillage.org/volunteers
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MarketingManage Social Media Forum and Community LinkingHaritaDhara Research Development and Education FoundationMust have social media digital marketing skillsIndiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/haritadhara-research-development-and-education-foundation/manage-social-media-forum-and-community
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MarketingResearching potential donors in the USA Promotion Jeunesse Unie pour le Développement (PJUD-BENIN ONG)VariesBeninhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/promotion-jeunesse-unie-pour-le-d%C3%A9veloppement-pjud-benin-ong/researching-potential-donors-usa
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MarketingSEO strategy and keyword developmentSCOOP FoundationGoogle, search engine optimizationCambodiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/scoop-foundation/seo-strategy-and-keyword-development
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MarketingSocial media campaign on Menstrual Health ManagementThe Umbrella of HopeSocial media expereinceMulanga; initiallyhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/umbrella-hope/social-media-campaign-menstrual-health-management-mhm
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MarketingImprove our organization's online presenceTikondane Community CentreVariesZambiahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/tikondane-community-centre/improve-our-organizations-online-presence
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MarketingGathering evidence of impact of multilingual social media accountsUNV Latin America and the Caribbean Portfolio Social media expereinceVarieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/unv-latin-america-and-caribbean-portfolio/gathering-evidence-impact-multilingual-social-media
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MathematicsData Miner, StatisticianEnchance a VillageVariesPhillipineshttp://www.enhanceavillage.org/volunteers
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Most DisciplinesCreating closed caption for videos on YouTube within a given discipline.AmaraAmara Transcibing Web-Based ToolPeople with hearing limitations or disabilities. ESL community.http://www.amara.org
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Most DisciplinesData Miner/Statistician/Market ResearcherEnhance a VillageVariesPhilippineshttp://www.enhanceavillage.org/
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Most DisciplinesAnalyze reports from the World Bank on the resettlement of populations in the context of development projectsInternal Displacement Monitoring CentreVariesVaries - Individuals displaced as a result of conflict, violence, disasters and human rights violations across the worldhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/internal-displacement-monitoring-centre-norwegian-refugee-council/analyze-reports-world-bank-0
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Most DisciplinesDesign and compile a booklet about menstrual healthPrecious Pearls TrustVariesVarieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/precious-pearls-trust/design-and-compile-booklet
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Most DisciplinesA variety of projectsSkillsChangeVariesVarieshttp://www.skillsforchange.com/
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Most DisciplinesProduce oral histories for historical or organizational purposesStoryCorpsRecording tool, cellphone appVarieshttps://storycorps.org/participate/storycorps-diy/
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Most DisciplinesResearch donors and Write grant proposalsSouthern African Federation of the DisabledVariesVarieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/southern-africa-federation-disabled/research-donors-and-write-grant-proposals-0
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Most DisciplinesA variety of projectsUnited NatonsVariesVarieshttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/opportunities
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Most DisciplinesDeveloping content any one of Wikimedia sites.Wikimedia FoundationWeb-browser, document program (e.g. MS Word, Google Docs), image editing tool (depends upon project).Varieshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Contributing_to_Wikipedia
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Most DisciplinesResearch and data entry of historical factsWorld Archives Project AncestryVaiesVarieshttps://www.ancestry.com/community/awap
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Most DisciplinesTranscribe audio recorded interviews of immigrants who visit the UK and sometimes GhanaYoung People We CareVariesUK and Ghanahttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/young-people-we-care/help-transcription-audio-recorded-interviews
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NursingDevelop a health/wellness oriented appLocal or international organization or communityApp-making tools or programing tools.
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NursingDevelop a series of webpages, podcasts, or webvideos about how to properly care for different illnessesLocal or international organization or communityDesign skills, video and audio tools (e.g. smartphone or tablet would work), basic audio or video editing tools.
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NursingSocial media campaign on Menstrual Health ManagementThe Umbrella of HopeSocial media expereinceMulanga; initiallyhttps://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/umbrella-hope/social-media-campaign-menstrual-health-management-mhm
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