News Center Maine features UMaine research about virtual volunteering

News Center Maine reported on University of Maine associate professor Jennifer Crittenden’s three-year study through the University of Maine Center on Aging and School of Social Work to learn more about how virtual volunteering is changing today’s social landscape. Crittenden will work with a team of graduate students and others to learn why virtual volunteering is so appealing, especially to seniors, and how such agencies can grow their volunteer forces in the future. “I hope that the research that I do will expose that range and help us understand what are those opportunities that we can foster. And also, what are the challenges,” Crittenden said.