Virtually Together – June Update
We’re very much on our way to building an online community to connect the most isolated.
Our first month of this campaign focused on reaching out to charities, changemakers and businesses alike to move their social impact online, through virtual volunteering and online community building.
This past month, we were getting everyone on the bus. No easy feat.
What we didn’t expect was the interest in social impact from the corporate sector, where those who see the need are giving generously and giving now.
So far Pfizer, RACV, the University of Wollongong, and the City of Parramatta have all officially signed on, bringing along with them hundreds of professionally skilled volunteers working from home and isolated themselves.
Our community partners are certainly practising what they preach.
Good2Give have shown tremendous support for this campaign, reaching out to their businesses and charities to consider how donating and fundraising go hand in hand. Our work with Good2Give is only just beginning, and we look forward to an exciting month letting you in on how we will be working together into the future.
Volunteering ACT has also begun tapping into their networks of charities and volunteers to invite them to participate. So far, over a dozen organisations have begun building their communities, sharing projects and stories with our changemakers on the platform.
As a part of National Volunteer Week, Volunteering ACT launched this initiative, connecting with local news network, WIN News Canberra, to share our partnership and the ways volunteers can continue to support their community online.
The next phase of the campaign will be capitalising on this energy, recruiting supporters and building engagement, both through the completion of projects and creating relationships between changemakers and charities.
While we’ve had significant interest from for-purpose organisations at our launch, it’s been challenging to see the hardship many face during this time. Charities are fighting for survival and planning for a rough time ahead.
We want to reassure the sector that our services are still available, including free consultations to help you define your organisational needs, hundreds of changemakers wanting to do good, and corporates looking for ways to connect their skilled employees to the community.
If you’d like to know how you can contribute to this movement, get in touch with the Communiteer Team below.