Trends Over Time in Virtual Volunteering

Virtual volunteering describes a volunteer who completes tasks, in whole or in part, off-site from the organization or person being assisted, using a computer, tablet, smart phone, or other Internet-connected device. Virtual volunteering is also known as online volunteering, digital volunteering, and e-volunteering, and includes microvolunteering, crowd-sourcing, telementoring, teletutoring, and various other online activities undertaken […]
Posted: February 20, 2015

Member Round-Up: Mobile apps for social change, volunteering inspiration, upcoming conferences,

NTEN Members never fail to inspire us. Here’s the latest news and events from our Members that has us smiling. There’s a terrific schedule of sessions and an all-star lineup of speakers (including NTEN Members, Steve McDonell of ACHIEVA and Beth Kanter) planned for the Bayer Center for Nonprofits’ upcoming Tech Now Conference in Pittsburgh, […]
Posted: September 12, 2014

Volunteering in (Belated) Honor of National Volunteer Week!

On April 16, the NTEN team in Portland spent the afternoon volunteering at Schoolhouse Supplies, in belated honor of National Volunteer Week. Schoolhouse Supplies is a nonprofit based in northeast Portland that helps to serve classrooms in need by operating a volunteer-run Free Store for Teachers, which is stocked with donated supplies. Working with Schoolhouse […]
Posted: April 18, 2014

Career Center Mentor Schedule

Welcome mentors! Thank you for volunteering to mentor community members at the 19NTC. Please Note: We had a technical issue with this form and many of the mentors are not listed here. Feel free to add your name again. Otherwise please come to the career center during the time you signed up for. As a […]
Posted: February 27, 2019


The application period for volunteers is now closed.  If you applied to be a volunteer, we’ll let you know whether you’ve been selected by late January 2019. Ever wondered what it takes to put on the NTC? Volunteering is a great way to go behind the scenes and help to make the NTC magic. We couldn’t […]
Posted: September 17, 2018
NTEN Staff

Ash Shepherd

Ash has been in love with the nonprofit sector for over two decades, where he has worked in the areas of conservation, environmental education, social work, technology consulting, project management, and program development. Prior to joining the NTEN staff he was an active member of the NTEN Community, serving as a co-organizer of Portland’s Nonprofit […]
Posted: September 13, 2018

How to develop a volunteer management plan

Earlier this year, I met with one of our volunteers to go over some training materials. This particular volunteer started out as a computer mentor at our Digital Inclusion Computer Help Lab, but he wanted to do more by volunteering with another one of our programs as well. As I spoke with him, I was […]
Posted: August 3, 2018

How to use tell-a-friend campaigns for volunteer recruitment

A version of this article originally appeared on VolunteerPro and is reprinted here with permission. Volunteer recruitment “tell-a-friend” campaigns are easy ways to expand your volunteer recruitment campaigns by tapping into the networks of your existing volunteers. Your biggest fans will be more than happy to help you spread the word, but they need encouragement […]
Posted: March 19, 2018

Making our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion real

In 2017, NTEN revised our Vision and Mission to read as follows: We envision a more just and engaged world where all nonprofits use technology skillfully and confidently to meet community needs and fulfill their missions. We support organizations by convening the nonprofit community, offering professional credentials and training, and facilitating an open exchange of […]
Posted: March 1, 2018