UNT PACS 4240 - Societal Trends: Technology (2 pages)

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Pacs 4240 - Vol Mgt Concepts

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Taylor Metelits PACS 4240 P Sybert 11 July 2014 Societal Trends Technology Since the birth of the internet there has been a drastic shift in the way that our culture interacts with the world on a day to day basis This shift has increased in blatancy through the introduction of the cell phone the laptop the first Wi Fi network and lastly the smartphone The growth of technology from a useful tool to a product of revolutionary design is a societal trend that is self demonstrative today More specifically the epic network of the smartphone laptop and tablet in constant sync with one another and in constant connection with the internet pose an entirely new trend in that where people once had to go to great lengths in retrospect to learn a new skill purchase a product or have a social interaction with a friend everything is within the quite literal grasp of your hand The trend of technology creating a one stop shop network for our culture creates a new experience with volunteering because the thing that was once considered an expensive cost time is now nearly taken out of the transaction For a volunteer to have access to such an in depth network means there should be a great influx of volunteers that have a wider range of skill level and abilities Before when a volunteer assumed she he had to be able to commit x amount of hours to a volunteer role she he can now accomplish those tasks and more with a touch of a screen or a click of a button Organizations now have a larger pool to create partnerships with In regard to the technological trend volunteer managers could effectively embrace this by joining the app creators and developing their own apps on the App Store creating their own Mobile Website and constructing new volunteer roles that include handing off a majority of computer related tasks maintaining FAQ e mail tending to the organization s Facebook page etc By doing this volunteer based organizations are meeting the volunteers where they are at in this point during



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