Notes from call with coordinator in Bonn
I talked to Elise Bouvet and she explained to me that to involve them we need to go through their own platform https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/org/ and publish tasks as online volunteering opportunities. As far as I understood, you can.t contact a person directly because the whole focus of the platform is on inclusivity and equal opportunities. And of course everything needs to be filtered and go through the procedure.
[4:46:35 PM] Noemi Salantiu: -the platform supports tasks (generally part time) with description, requirements of work and language. youth apply for a particular task; they get recognition for this particular task
[4:47:30 PM] Noemi Salantiu: -they apply for a particular task -> you select candidates and they need to report back there where you would review their work and they review your organisation
[4:49:33 PM] Noemi Salantiu: https://www.onlinevolunteering.org/en/org/index.html
[4:50:16 PM] Noemi Salantiu: 1. Create an individual account
[4:50:33 PM] Noemi Salantiu: 2. Look at eligibility for orgs -> Create an organisation account ( -need to attach the certificate of registration when creating the account); more people can then be assigned to manage the account.
[4:51:00 PM] Noemi Salantiu: 3. Account is approved by UNV -> you get a management tool - dashboard.
[4:51:00 PM] Noemi Salantiu: 4. Submit task opportunity which then is filtered/approved by UNV, they can also publish ongoing tasks on their newspage/ twitter
[4:51:41 PM] Noemi Salantiu: 4. Applications automatically appear on your account page + contact email of the people.
NB Once we post a task and people apply, we need to be prompt and be able to manage those people. Elise said volunteers expectations are to be managed, and here is where the organisation has full liberty. We need to be ready to go through a lot of applications should this be the case and accept/reject all so that each has a clear status.
This seems to be adding to daily drudgery, but we can try with one task and see how it goes. I am Afk next week, so I will create our account and it anyway takes a bit to be approved. When returning, I will put up our first task as a test for one of the countries… Probably Armenia, where the missions will be upcoming. This unless someone volunteers to
Our contact person once we register will be : Annika Diederich to help with any issues coming up.