Another year and another Volunteer week flies by. This year the team here at VolunteerKinetic decided to look at our customers to see some of the amazing work they did to support this important week in the Volunteering Calender.
Glasgow Life started us off with a great campaign that celebrated the importance of volunteers, using VolunteerKinetics new “Thumbs Up” feedback the team up in Glasgow ran the #bigthumbsup where people were asked to post tweets and pictures of the people who made a difference in their communities. The response was amazing with literally 1000’s of big thumbs up from groups right across the city. We really loved this picture of Judy Murry with some of the amazing tennis volunteers.
In Greater Manchester the guys at GreaterSport and across the 10 local authorities used this opportunity to soft launch the brand new GreaterManchester Volunteer Improvement Programme or VIP as we are calling it. GreaterSport ran a series of articles showing how their staff have all come from Volunteering, Karens Story is a really good example for all graduates who want to get a job in sport.
Manchester VSB was re-branded to become Manchester VIP with news letters and events across the city to get more people signed up and volunteering, and just weeks after launch Wigan VIP smashed through the 100 volunteer mark on the back of thw work they have done since joining the VIP. Over the next few months we will be tracking carefully the joined up work across Greater Manchester involving the Universities, CSp, the local authorities and some of the NGBs.
In Cardiff the team at Cardiff Met continued their amazing work, teaming up with Park Run and Save the children as well as focusing on recruiting more women and girls on to their programme. Gareth at Sport Cardiff always puts on a great show for Volunteer week.
Here at VolunteerKinetic we did not want to be left behind, with all this good work so all the team got out and got involved, I personally committed to join my local football team committee, whilst Rolf continued his work with the guys at the Manchester Softball league. Next year our aim is to make Volunteer Week an even bigger success, I hope you are all here to join us.