Every Friday I share one of my favourite finds of the week — a website, tool or an app that has impressed me.
My Friday Favourite this week is Social Good Connect – Find Volunteering Opportunities.
What is it?
Social Good Connect is a digital platform that makes it easy for employers, employees and charities to connect for volunteering opportunities.
How much does it cost?
Social Good Connect is a membership organisation with tiered pricing based on company size.
Find Volunteering Opportunities
Many of us like to support charities and non-profit organisations through financial donations.
I recently wrote about the excellent Kiva – Micro-Loans That Change Lives.
But money isn’t the only way you can support charities — volunteering your time and experience is a powerful way to help others.
Founded by Caroline McKenna, Social Good Connect is a Dundee, Scotland-based digital platform that makes it easy to find volunteering opportunities.
The service offers a search and match digital solution that enables employees to find volunteering opportunities and charities to access a new audience of skilled volunteers.
For charities, the Social Good Connect platform allows access to skilled volunteers.
The benefits for non-profits including free up staff time by taking the pain out of volunteer search and recruitment.
Charities can also easily create opportunities, view and manage applications, and find the right volunteer for roles.
For employers, Social Good Connect provides an opportunity to engage your staff, support their mental health and wellbeing and strengthen your company culture and reputation.
Once an employer is signed up to the Social Good Connect membership service, employees can then look for opportunities to support their community, learn new skills, and lend their experience to charities who need them.
Employees can use Social Good Connect to quickly and easily find relevant opportunities and volunteer for a cause at a time that suits them.
The Social Good Connect team also offer some useful features to help employers including:
- Simple CSV upload to get your whole team onboard
- Search and match functionality to give your team individual choice and autonomy
- Partnered support to embed a culture of volunteering in your organisation
- Real time impact reports via Business Performance Dashboard
The Guardian recently reported that UK volunteering has soared during the Coronavirus crisis, with more than ten million adults volunteering in their communities.
It’s clear that UK workers want to volunteer, but expect employer support.
Social Good Connect may be the digital platform that employers and charities need to connect volunteers with requirements.
How can I get it?
If you’re an employer or a Non-Profit organisation, visit the Social Good Connect website for more details.
Thanks to Caroline McKenna of Social Good Connect for all the good she’s helping to do!