Online Volunteering Services (OVS) aggregates and curates a wide range of quality online volunteering opportunities. They range from short 10 minute to longer ongoing commitments that help support charities, education, communities, environment, research scientists, museums and galleries. OVS provides individual quality volunteering opportunities for businesses to offer to their employees. It provides activities that can be done from a desk and gives charities and other beneficiaries access to volunteers. It is simple and easy to use and allows employees and businesses access to dashboards to view usage and export for CSR reporting and company messaging. Opportunities are being researched all the time, so new activities will become available and others paused or archived. The platform has a feedback and suggestions section where users can send information on volunteering activities they would like to include and also to let us know how they are finding the experience. We can also help companies develop and build their own volunteering opportunities, for example, a programme to support a charity of the year.
After a simple registration process, users will have a platform to access rewarding volunteering opportunities and track the impact of the volunteer days provided to them as part of their employment contract. Each user will be able to select from a wide variety of activities, from annotating historical records, astronomical and scientific images, transcribing diaries and archives, to tracking changes in the environment and animal habitat and community support programmes. The volunteering opportunities can be done at a desk and some on mobile and at a time that suits work and home lives, starting from only 5 minutes of time to ongoing commitments. Volunteers will use their skills and learn new ones while supporting charities, good causes and research.
The business case for volunteering is well documented with evidence on good returns on the investment. Key benefits include improved colleague morale and motivation, improved retention, better recruitment, reduced sickness and absenteeism and improved perception of the employer. In many cases a strong volunteering or corporate citizenship ethos provides a competitive edge in a tendering process. The value to the community is also well documented.
Allow your employees to easily track their time whilst volunteering and then see the results in our easy to use dashboard.
If this isn’t already enough, we can provide bespoke reporting just for you, drilling down into all aspects of your company data!
Our online volunteering activities are mapped to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and Online Volunteering Services platform records and can report on this.