Volunteering Wales website – prepare for changes ahead!
Date published: 27/04/2018
Significant changes to the Volunteering Wales website are on the way. If your organisation uses the website to advertise for volunteers - take note!
The existing website address www.volunteering-wales.net will remain the same and after the switchover in June 2018.
The information needed on the new site is sufficiently different and in different format from that required on the old site, that it makes migration of the data from one to the other impossible. Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) recognise that for a while there will be a reduced number of opportunities on the new site, but they will be up to date and with information that is complete and of good quality!
The new site is easy for volunteers to use. Volunteers can create their own profile, to search for and apply to join opportunities, to leave feedback and to log volunteering hours. Mobile apps are available for Apple (and will be shortly for Android systems too) and information and activity can be shared on social media.
WCVA is encouraging organisations to post as many opportunities as possible before the site 'goes live', so that there is plenty of content to attract volunteers who are looking to volunteer.
Your organisation can register your volunteer opportunities for Bridgend at https://Bridgend.volunteering-wales.net
You will need to click the need volunteers - add your opportunity box. The new website is likely to be launched at the end of May or during Volunteers' Week.
Watch out for Twitter, Facebook or newsletter posts which will let you know what is happening and when the actual switchover date is confirmed.
If you have any queries at this stage, get in touch with Sharon or Geraint at BAVO's Bridgend Volunteer Centre, T: 01656 660372 or E: firstname.lastname@example.org
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