Not literally you understand but as we are still in the very early days of our charity, it would really give us a good leg up if we had a bit of volunteer energy in our pot.
I’ve posted a request for a Volunteer Administrator & Fundraising Assistant on Do It Org, the UK’s national volunteering database and I’m hopeful we’ll find someone in the sunny southwest who is keen to learn the ropes.
Our technical guru Simon has designed a brilliant clocking in system for our staff and volunteers. He created a QR code which he turned into a proper ID badge. (Logging this data electronically is an excellent way of keeping a handle on the volunteer hours that are given, which are sometimes taken into account when you apply for funding.)
Simon installed an app on my phone which takes a picture of my pass and logs me in and out of the office. However, fearing I’d probably lose the card in my first week, I dug out an old lanyard that previously held a Meet and Greet Backstage Pass for Aled Jones (I’m all rock, roll and recycle)…
I stuck my new pass on the top of dear old Aled and I’ve been trialling it for a while. I must admit, I’ve been a bit rubbish at clocking out to go home; at the end of last week, apparently I did a straight 62 hours… thank goodness it has an easy edit facility.
I will get used to it, either that, or I’ll set up a camp bed under my desk!
If you’d like to come and volunteer at our Lyme Regis office, or undertake a project remotely, we’d love to hear from you. All skill bases will be gratefully welcomed.
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Tracey West FRSA
CEO & Fundraiser