Essays about: "Volunteering"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 54 essays containing the word Volunteering.

  1. 1. Where’s Waddan? Missing Maps and cross-cultural voluntary engagement in ICT4D initiatives

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Joanna Keenan; [2019]
    Keywords : Communications; Development; ICT4D; Volunteering; Slacktivism; crowdsourcing; data; humanitarian; mapping;

    Abstract : In the wake of the Haiti earthquake response in 2010, crowdsourced humanitarian mapping has taken off, and today is considered an essential tool by many humanitarian agencies providing assistance in disaster-affected and under-resourced countries and contexts. But what happens when there is no information on a map to help agencies decide how to respond? If they cannot find roads to take to get there? If they do not know how many houses are in a village? What if the map is – missing? In response to this all-too-common problem, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), American Red Cross, British Red Cross and the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) created and launched Missing Maps in 2014. READ MORE

  2. 2. Volunteering in development: Analysing and comparing branded representations of the Australian Government’s Australian Volunteers for International Development program and volunteer perspectives

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Christie Long; [2018]
    Keywords : International volunteering; Experience; Government; Australia; Representation; Language; Description; Discourse;

    Abstract : Volunteering overseas has become a popular activity among individuals from developed countries. Governments in these countries often provide volunteer opportunities as part of their aid programs. READ MORE

  3. 3. Portrayals of Voluntourism through a Postcolonial Perspective

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Statsvetenskapliga institutionen

    Author : Marc Bruce; [2018]
    Keywords : Voluntourism; volunteer tourism; postcolonialism; Law and Political Science;

    Abstract : The popularity of voluntourism (volunteer tourism) over the last couple of decades has developed rapidly into a global phenomenon. The concept of voluntourism seeks to align tourism with development initiatives occurring often within the Global South with the assistance of volunteer sending organisations (VTSOs). READ MORE

  4. 4. Volunteering for the nation : Volunteering as a tool of nation branding during the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Ukraine

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Medie- och kommunikationsvetenskap

    Author : Iryna Holovko; [2018]
    Keywords : volunteering; nation branding; media industry; media worker; free labour; motivation.;

    Abstract : There have been a lot of studies dedicated to investigating nation branding as a set of political discourses and practices deploying analysis of objects of symbolic nature: logotypes, brand books, slogans and commercials. The present thesis aims to study nation branding as a form of communicative labour through investigating volunteering as a form of media work that is used as a tool of the nation branding campaign in Ukraine during the Eurovision Song Contest in 2017. READ MORE

  5. 5. Youth participation in NGOs in post-soviet country Lithuania

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Kultur och samhälle

    Author : Goda Kvedaraite; [2018]
    Keywords : NGOs; Communication; Development; Youth;

    Abstract : This paper focuses on youth volunteering in the post – communist societies, more specifically, in the post- soviet country Lithuania. Volunteering as a formal action performed by organizations is well known in Western Europe for ages, but in Eastern European countries, especially in Baltics it has been a new phenomenon after the collapse of the former Soviet Union. READ MORE