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1- Department of Social Welfare Management, Tehran University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Science, Tehran, Iran
2- Department of Health in Disaster and Emergency, School of Public Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran
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Introduction: Volunteering is a way for people participating in community and enhancing their social capital and has this potential service to society by enhancing wellbeing and reducing health inequalities. Today, with expanding information & communication technology in the world, people more using the tin their life. Our aim in this study is an effect of online volunteering on people well-being and benefiting more people.
Methods: this study method is narrative review using relevant words in the search.   326 Studies found in the initial search in PubMed, Sage, Springer, Google Scholar, Elsevier, psychinfo and finally 57 studies selected for review.
Results: The study found that most virtual volunteering in organizations is a combination of offline and online volunteering, and fewer volunteers are volunteering online. One of the main features of this type of volunteering is the maximum use of time, and by reducing travel time, this type of volunteering can be done 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Online volunteering can involve all people, including young people, the elderly, people with disabilities and disadvantaged groups and minorities, and one of the main benefits of this type of volunteering is that many people who cannot attend the organization can participate this way, volunteer services will be provided, as well as racial and ethnic discrimination in this type of volunteering.
Conclusion: although this type of volunteering is developing globally, volunteer-based organizations have not yet adopted their strategies, rules and procedures for new volunteers it seems online volunteering will also enable different groups to participate in community activities and promote the health of different groups.
Review: Research | Subject: Health education
Received: 2018/10/13 | Accepted: 2018/10/13 | Published: 2018/10/13

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