Appy days for volunteers
MORE than 430 volunteers attended Government House Gardens last month for the national launch of an application designed to streamline volunteering opportunities.
Volunteering Minister Tony Simpson, WA Governor Kerry Sanderson and other special guests awarded 10-year volunteers at a garden party on International Volunteers Day.
West Perth company Eduka developed a Smartphone application in collaboration with Volunteering WA to be used Australia-wide to connect volunteers with appropriate vacancies.
Eduka managing director Ashul Shah said it had been an exciting project.
“It nicely sums up all the years of work we have done with Volunteering WA and SEEK Volunteer, building a way for Australian volunteering organisations to easily post their available opportunities,” Mr Shah said.
“Now we have one true national volunteer network and are offering volunteers opportunities in their hand whatever their interests or skills are.”
Volunteering Australia chief executive Brett Williamson said the tool would maximise and promote volunteer participation by engaging with existing and potential volunteers in a new way.
“With the GoVolunteer App, people can now search Austalia’s largest database of opportunities on-the-go, making it even easier to find volunteer positions,” he said.
“Australians will truly have opportunities in their hand.” Volunteering WA chief executive Mara Basanovic said the application heralded a new world for volunteering.
Katie Tillson, Ben Harrap, Angelina Fernandez, Felicity Smith and Ashul Shah showing off the new app.