4 Jun 2018
Third Sector Support Wales partners have today announced the ‘go live’ date for an exciting new digital volunteering platform to replace the current system on volunteering-wales.net from 8 June 2018.
The new platform is free for volunteers and for organisations
looking to recruit. As before you can find opportunities by
searching for keywords or according to distance from your location.
However, volunteers can now also log the hours and skills they gain
through volunteering and will receive digital badges for
volunteering 50, 100, 200, 500, and 1,000 hours.
Registration is straightforward, and the website will remind
volunteers of forthcoming commitments as well as being a record of
what they have achieved, particularly useful for updating the
WCVA Chief Executive Ruth Marks said: 'There's great potential
for volunteering to have an even bigger impact on people's
wellbeing in Wales with more people volunteering for the causes
they feel passionate about. This new platform will help make that
possible and allow volunteers to get the most out of the
contributions they make.'
For organisations working with volunteers the new system will
help you to recruit and manage volunteers, log volunteer hours,
plan rotas and events, record training and experience and produce
Third Sector Support Wales are encouraging organisations to
register for the new platform now by visiting the temporary website
Organisations that register during Volunteers' Week will have
their opportunities live on the site from 8 June 2018.
Help to get started
Fiona Liddell, Volunteering Development Manager at WCVA, has
written two guides to help organisations sign up for and get the
most out of the new platform. These can be found on WCVA's blog
The new Volunteering Wales Platform - Help! Where do I
I'm on the new Volunteering Wales platform - what
When can we see the new Volunteering-Wales site?
Though we'll be flipping the big switch to turn over to the new
site late on Thursday 7 June, some areas may not see the changes
straight away. Please keep checking and hopefully it will appear as
if by magic by the end of the day Friday!