Certain materials and information
need to be collected and prepared to build a website. These materials include digital photos, project descriptions and background information on
the local community and surroundings. Collecting website materials is a
relatively simple process for someone who has the tools to digitize information,
has writing skills and is familiar with the way a website’s content should be
organized. Many organizations in developing countries, however, are unfamiliar
with the Internet, let alone website preparation, and do not have the tools to
InterConnection's Web Development Corps volunteers help non profit
organizations in developing countries collect and prepare website materials.
During their stay, volunteers take digital photos of projects, write about
programs, conduct technology assessments, and visit the surrounding countryside
where the program is based.
Web Development Corps volunteers are not required to have website design
skills. Once the website materials are collected, they are passed on to an
InterConnection Virtual Volunteer who designs the website for the host
Travel logistics and in-country support for Web Development Corps volunteers
is managed by Crooked Trails, a tour operator that specializes in
community-based travel programs.
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
Volunteers have the opportunity to provide tangible support, a website, for a
non-profit organization while experiencing the area’s food, customs, languages
and natural attractions. Volunteers can "get off the beaten path" and
explore communities and destinations seldom visited by foreigners.
The focus of this program is on collecting materials for a website not
designing a website. Volunteers need skills in writing, research, and
photography. Volunteers should have international travel experience, be
adventurous, open-minded and have a digital camera or the ability to scan
The majority of the fee pays for program related costs such as food, lodging,
ground transportation, translator, and in-country coordinator. The balance is
used for overhead. The Web Corps program is not financially supported by any
foundations or government agencies. * Airfare is not included.
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