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Stronger together: Skilled volunteers help Volunteering Australia to rebrand National Volunteering Week 2018

Every organisation has its areas of strengths and challenges. With for-purpose organisations, our strength lies in our values alignment, the passion and conviction of our staff, and the social impact we create through the delivery of crucial services. However, we also face the challenge of a lack of funding to build the infrastructure necessary to optimise and scale our operations.

A social media banner designed by DMG’s skilled volunteers
A social media banner designed by DMG’s skilled volunteers

This is where cross-sector collaboration and skilled volunteering can prove crucial. Volunteering Australia (the national peak body for volunteering) needed skilled volunteers to help them refresh the National Volunteer Week (NVW) brand for their 2018 event. DMG (now Geronimo, a high-end digital design firm) was looking for ways to give back to the community whilst helping their design staff learn and develop their technical skills.

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Communiteer facilitated the collaboration between both organisations and several passionate and highly skilled volunteers. Together, we were able to deliver more than 200 hours of skilled volunteering time (worth more than $30,000) towards the National Volunteering Week 2018, and contributed to the recognition of more than 6 million Australians who volunteer every year.

An NVW2018 event invitation designed by DMG’s skilled volunteers
An NVW2018 event invitation designed by DMG’s skilled volunteers

Check out all of the details of our collaboration in our case study.

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Written by Vincent X. Feng, Co-Founder and Director of Communiteer

Communiteer is a virtual volunteering platform that helps skilled individuals and companies volunteer for worthy causes. Its mission is to facilitate social impact by harnessing the power of volunteering, technology, and cross-sector collaboration. The company was founded in 2016 by Tracey Middleton, Victor Lee and Vincent X. Feng, a team of skilled professionals who are passionate about volunteering and is headquartered in Sydney, Australia. Their background range from operations and partnership development to strategic consulting and digital media.