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DropIN Volunteers

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DropIN is the revolutionary new platform set to change the way the social service sector and its corporate and government partners connect, collaborate and coordinate activities online. It is a community sector developed social enterprise designed to help organizations save time, money and assist them in providing community based programs to West Australians.

DropIN provides the tools for Western Australian NFPs to plan events and meetings, share knowledge and feedback, and collaborate on joint projects on interactive spaces. The platform is freely available to the entire social service sector, and already supports over 1700 users across 70 network groups in achieving their community service initiatives. [Link to guides, ie Learn The Platform]

                                        

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WACOSS is the leading peak organization for the Social Service Sector in Western Australia. We speak for hundreds of thousands of West Australians who use community services each year by representing them on a state level. [More?]

 

                                        

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DropIN is the perfect opportunity for tech-savvy individuals interested in social enterprise development, tech startups and the social service sector. The DropIN team consists of unique individuals with a wide array of skill sets, driven by the common desire to revolutionize sector collaboration through ICT technologies.

The DropIN Volunteers Team is responsible for [maintaining, developing and] expanding the platform into the most comprehensive collaboration resource in the state. While the role does not require computer programming skills, team members must feel confident in learning new ICT technologies and working with Internet based applications, including administrative functions. Team members must display an innovative mindset, and familiarity with at least one of the following areas:

 

As a startup, the responsibilities of DropIN team members vary according to the platform’s immediate and long-term needs. 

 

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Responsibilities Include: 

  • Learning the DropIN platform, and both its user interface and administrative functions
  • Performing basic system maintenance duties
  • Platform development, including system improvements [and navigation design]
  • Providing user support via email and phone
  • Training and coaching users to navigate and use the system effectively
  • Producing tutorial materials, both written and audio-visual
  • Facilitating user engagement with the platform
  • Developing marketing materials, including flyers, sponsorship prospectuses and banners
  • Product development and exploring potential revenue streams
  • Event logistics and support
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  • [Impression given that you need to be an IT wizard]

In addition to relevant practical skills in establishing an online social business, networking and professional skill development, volunteers will gain valuable insight into the structure and inner workings of a powerful advocacy body that speaks for hundreds and thousands of West Australians. [Second sentence]

 

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The Position: 

The volunteer positions available are extendable 3 month commitments of working on the project for 1-2 days per week at the WACOSS office, beginning in April 2016. Candidates will be invited for in-person interviews at WACOSS between the 28th and 30th of March.

In addition to relevant practical skills developed as part of your project responsibilities, volunteers will gain experience in establishing an online social enterprise, networking, knowledge management and [professional skill development]. Further, they will [gain] a valuable insight into the structure and delivery of support services across Western Australia through their involvement in the inner workings of a powerful advocacy body that speaks for hundreds of thousands of West Australians, and learn how Not-For-Profit agencies and government work together to deliver integrated support services to vulnerable people. [Expand this section]

 

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How To Apply: 

To apply, send your CV to dropin@wacoss.org.au by the 9th of December – also attach a paragraph describing why you would like to volunteer at WACOSS for the DropIN project. [How can we expand this process?]

[Meanwhile, you can explore DropIN by … ] OR [To learn more about DropIN, visit this video: INTRO GUIDE VIDEO]

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