Connecting Your Skills, Talents and Interests With Opportunities to Help Nonprofits Survive and Thrive.
HOUSTON, WE HAVE A PROBLEM…
1) Smaller Nonprofits Don’t Get the Support They Need to Survive & Thrive
Nonprofits heavily rely on volunteer support to fulfill their missions, however, their strategies for volunteer use & recruitment are often ineffective.
2) The Way We Think About & Go About Volunteering Today Isn’t Working
When most people think about “volunteering”, they assume it involves an in-person, hands-on requirement, which takes time out of their regular schedule. That makes “volunteering” feel like more work added to our already busy schedules. These outdated ideas and assumptions surrounding what it means and what it takes to volunteer need to be revisited and updated to become more effective.
HOW DOES VOLCALLY ADDRESS THESE PROBLEMS?
We ask nonprofits, “What could your organization accomplish if you had unlimited support from an army of skilled volunteers?” Then, we put that question to the test by helping nonprofits create high-impact project plans. Those projects are then broken down into bite-size micro-projects based on specific skill requirements, and posted on Volcally.
We ask volunteers, “What are you really good at? What is it that, when you do it, others are impressed? What do you enjoy doing in your free time? And which of those skills, talents or interests could be used to help nonprofits survive and thrive?” The Volcally platform collects this information when the volunteer signs up, and notifies them when a project opportunity arises, making it easy for the volunteer to make an impact.