Digitalisation and Volunteering workshop series

Digitalisation and Volunteering is a series of workshops aimed at developing a network, sharing ideas and supporting volunteering in a digital environment.

Join us on Thursday 24 February, Tuesday 29 March & Wednesday 4 May 2022 and network with leaders of volunteers from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The pandemic has changed volunteering as well as the nature and support organisations and volunteers require. Organisations are having to pick up the pieces of volunteering programmes, which have not been able to proceed for nearly two years, with fewer new people coming forward to volunteer and with the disengagement of existing volunteers due to the lack of meaningful volunteer roles.

This in turn has had an impact on people who depend on their volunteering for social contact and friendship.

However, there has also been a rise in many new online volunteer roles as well as a cohort of new, younger, more digitally literate people keen to explore these types of online volunteer activities. This breed of volunteers are used to less bureaucratic, informal volunteering which can be supported well digitally.

There is a need for organisations, volunteer managers, and co-ordinators to upskill and ensure they are getting the best from the digital tools available to them. These tools can help to organise their volunteering programme, to build confidence and create new opportunities that meet new trends such as virtual, micro, episodic and spontaneous volunteering. All this requires conversation, it will be challenging but we can rebuild together.

Join Volunteer Now and Volunteer Ireland for our series of information sessions, where you will hear from international speakers who have tried, tested and embedded new digital systems and created new roles to meet their organisational aims.

In addition to this, you will also have the opportunity to hear from various digital volunteer management providers and how they may benefit your organisation.

Together, let’s share our experience and knowledge, develop new roles, and new ways of communicating with our current and future volunteers. We will endeavour to remove some of the onerous administration that comes with volunteer management and look forwards to the benefits of digitalisation.

Download the programme for the full series of workshops (Adobe PDF)

For maximum benefit, we would encourage you to join us for all four sessions to be held in 2022.

These sessions are organised by Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Now and funded by the Community Foundation of Ireland.

Digitalisation and Volunteering is a series of workshops aimed at developing a network, sharing ideas and supporting volunteering in a digital environment.

Join us on Thursday 24 February, Tuesday 29 March & Wednesday 4 May 2022 and network with leaders of volunteers from Ireland and Northern Ireland.

The pandemic has changed volunteering as well as the nature and support organisations and volunteers require. Organisations are having to pick up the pieces of volunteering programmes, which have not been able to proceed for nearly two years, with fewer new people coming forward to volunteer and with the disengagement of existing volunteers due to the lack of meaningful volunteer roles.

This in turn has had an impact on people who depend on their volunteering for social contact and friendship.

However, there has also been a rise in many new online volunteer roles as well as a cohort of new, younger, more digitally literate people keen to explore these types of online volunteer activities. This breed of volunteers are used to less bureaucratic, informal volunteering which can be supported well digitally.

There is a need for organisations, volunteer managers, and co-ordinators to upskill and ensure they are getting the best from the digital tools available to them. These tools can help to organise their volunteering programme, to build confidence and create new opportunities that meet new trends such as virtual, micro, episodic and spontaneous volunteering. All this requires conversation, it will be challenging but we can rebuild together.

Join Volunteer Now and Volunteer Ireland for our series of information sessions, where you will hear from international speakers who have tried, tested and embedded new digital systems and created new roles to meet their organisational aims.

In addition to this, you will also have the opportunity to hear from various digital volunteer management providers and how they may benefit your organisation.

Together, let’s share our experience and knowledge, develop new roles, and new ways of communicating with our current and future volunteers. We will endeavour to remove some of the onerous administration that comes with volunteer management and look forwards to the benefits of digitalisation.

Download the programme for the full series of workshops (Adobe PDF)

For maximum benefit, we would encourage you to join us for all four sessions to be held in 2022.

These sessions are organised by Volunteer Ireland and Volunteer Now and funded by the Community Foundation of Ireland.

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