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New platform to help organisations recruit and manage volunteers

Volunteering digital platform

 

Bringing volunteers and volunteering involving organisations together through a new, straightforward platform

Launched in June, the new Volunteering Wales platform is already helping 3,000 organisations to recruit and manage volunteers, log volunteer hours, plan rotas and events, record training and experience, and produce useful reports.

A wealth of online management tools are available through the system to make administrative tasks quicker and easier and to allow you more time to spend supporting volunteers, improving volunteer experiences and celebrating the difference that they make to your organisation.

The system is free and straightforward to use. The website will remind you of your forthcoming commitments as well as being a record of what you have achieved.

‘It is a great idea having one central site for all volunteering opportunities, organisations and volunteers, it should be easier to manage and provide a bigger volunteer pool for organisations”‘ Marina, Run4Wales.

The new system allows volunteers to find opportunities by searching for keywords or according to distance from their home location.  They can log their hours and skills they gain through volunteering and will receive digital badges for volunteering 50, 100, 200 hours or more. They can also share news about their volunteering activity on social media.

‘We are pleased to be able to offer a user friendly and efficient platform to encourage and support volunteering in Wales’said Fiona Liddell, WCVA Volunteering Development Manager.’At the same time we recognise that not everyone wants, or is comfortable with digital systems. That is why we will continue to offer a parallel face to face service through local volunteer centres’.

If you are an organisation that recruits and manages volunteers start posting details of your volunteering opportunities now by visiting https://volunteering-wales.net. If you need any assistance, please contact your local volunteer centre or Nicola Nicholls at WCVA for assistance nnicholls@wcva.org.uk

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