GoVolunteer Attracting New Volunteers-Advertorial
2 September 2003 at 1:09 pm
The Internet is fast becoming the first choice for people who need information. A new survey by Volunteering Australia shows the success of the Internet in recruiting new volunteers to Not for Profit organisations.
The survey of 1,048 users of Volunteering Australia’s volunteer-matching website www.govolunteer.com.au, shows that 80 per cent of the Internet traffic were not currently volunteering – proving that the Internet is expanding the volunteer market and as such is building capacity in the sector.
68 per cent of respondents to the survey were aged under 34; 79 per cent were female; and 69 per cent had some form of further education certificate.
Volunteers looking at GoVolunteer were interested in all sectors of Not for Profit organisations and a broad range of volunteer activity.
Rosie Brown, the Business Development Manager for GoVolunteer says this shows that a typical Internet user, who is looking to volunteer, is young, female, highly educated and socially conscious.
With volunteer information and opportunities being made available on the net, via the GoVolunteer site, organisations are reaching a new and younger stream of highly qualified volunteers.
Brown says 1,200 people a day are searching on-line for volunteer work around Australia.
Volunteering Australia’s website has 40,000 people each month looking for ways to help in their local community.
Currently the site advertises some 5,000 positions, but demand is outstripping supply, and Volunteering Australia is putting the call out to other community organisations to make use of this free service.
GoVolunteer advertises positions on behalf of all sorts of different organisations, anything from art galleries to sporting clubs; welfare groups to conservation organisations; emergency services to schools.
To check out the website go to www.govolunteer.com.au or contact Rosie Brown at 03 9820 4100.