Voluntari.ly is an online app that connects schools with corporate volunteers and short technology course content.
Schools today need to teach digital technologies. There are training programmes (for teachers) dotted around the country but to truly excite the tamariki and rangatahi with new material, they need expert voices in the room, connecting them with a real-world context.
Enter NZ Inc. Our large corporations all have volunteer programmes. They want to give back to the communities they work in. For a variety of reasons, a lot of these volunteer hours remain unused.
The third side of the triangle is a vast range of digital technology content providers. There is a wealth of programmes out there, most free, that could be used in any situation. Schools lack the technical knowledge to take these and run them without expert assistance.
Voluntari.ly is an innovative marketplace that links the three sides seamlessly, facilitating long-lasting relationships that will create increased engagement and excitement into a burgeoning industry that sorely needs more Kiwis.
Voluntari.ly is an initiative by the Pam Fergusson Charitable Trust with support from Datacom, The Ministry of Education, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Spark Foundation, NZ Government Innovation Fund and many leading NZ corporates.
Who we help
Students & Teachers
Teachers gain access to a large pool of skilled volunteers. Teachers can request specific skills, and volunteers with those skills gain visibility over who needs help.
Volunteers gain visibility over cool and interesting volunteering opportunities, as well as technical training to teach kids if they lack sufficient experience.
Content Providers are provided with a platform to host their guides and content, to facilitate interactions between volunteers and teachers to do interesting projects with students.