Once upon a time we all had to travel for hours to meet up with each other and many of you couldn’t join us due to distance and oceans and our local partners could rarely attend – again oceans but most of all prohibitive travel costs…… then we discovered ZOOM – now we can all be together in the same room.
We think the success of our Zoom volunteer meetings may be the biggest plus of all in the last year.
A DATE FOR YOUR DIARY Saturday 29th January 2022
10.30am -12.30pm (GMT)
Please RSVP to book your place email@example.com
- What – people and places virtual volunteer meeting – an opportunity to meet previous volunteers and local project leaders – to get the latest news if you are a previous volunteer – or if you are thinking about volunteering to learn more about us and the way we work – with no strings attached!
- Why – volunteers past and present have told us these meetings are important to them – to decide whether they can and want to help us – to learn what the opportunities are – to share their experiences and catch up with news about the programmes they have worked with – to catch up with the latest pandemic situation in the countries where we work and our partners’ plans for when they will be able to welcome you again in person – to learn about how you could help from home.
- Where – from your own home or wherever you can access the internet
- How – via Zoom
- Who – you, other previous, present and future volunteers, local partners and the people and places team. Please do bring a friend – anyone you feel may be interested in our work
- How long – about a couple of hours
Our virtual volunteer meetings have proved to be more popular than we could have hoped.
” – the zoom meeting really helped me think about what I can and want to do – thankyou for being so welcoming”
“The conversation flowed and it really was second only to a face to face meeting.”
“people and places are very good at staying in touch, in fact it was a group video meeting with old and new volunteers, that I was attending as a future in-person volunteer, that gave me the impetus to enquire about e-volunteering.”
“Thank you so much for a well constructed informal and informative event – I now am excited to make plans for the future”
“The open dialogue between volunteers and project partners helped us all understand each other and our expectations and also the challenges projects face”