Online Volunteering

Have you thought about involving online volunteers in your organisation?

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PAVO online volunteering project

A recent report on volunteering in Britain found that up to 63% of volunteers do at least some of their volunteering online (via the internet from home or elsewhere).

By recruiting online volunteers you can give people new ways to get involved with your work and widen the pool of skills and perspectives you can draw on.

Online volunteers give their time in a wide range of ways. Their tasks might include:

  • Helping with your social media
  • Setting up your website
  • Contributing to blogs or newsletters
  • Graphic design and video editing
  • Proof reading, transcription and translation
  • Tutoring and mentoring via email and Skype
  • Organising or analysing archives of photos or documents
  • And anything else that can be carried out via the internet!

Can you see potential for online volunteers to help you with your work? We are looking for six PAVO member organisations to collaborate in a pilot project starting in the next few months, to help us research how we can best support online volunteering in Powys.

We will

  • Give you advice and training on involving volunteers, including online volunteers
  • Help you get ready to welcome online volunteers
  • Help you recruit one or more online volunteers
  • Connect you with other organisations for support and mentoring

What we need from you

  • An interest in exploring different ways of involving volunteers in your work
  • A commitment to managing your volunteers and their work
  • Willingness to participate in discussions and surveys to inform the project, and to share your experience to help others

Email flo.greaves(at)pavo.org.uk to register your interest in taking part in the project.

Do you already engage online volunteers? We'd also love to hear from you if you’ve already got volunteers who carry out their tasks for you via the internet, so we can learn about how it’s working already in Powys. Please let us know at flo.greaves(at)pavo.org.uk.

Where to find us

Llandrindod Wells Office

Unit 30
Ddole Road Industrial Estate
Llandrindod Wells
Powys
LD1 6DF

01597 822 191

Newtown Office

Plas Dolerw
Milford Road
Newtown
Powys
SY16 2EH

01686 626 220

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