ValleyLinks adds new feature to directory

ValleyLinks has added a new feature to its Volunteer Comox Valley Volunteer Directory.

ValleyLinks has added a new feature to its Volunteer Comox Valley Volunteer Directory.

The directory, designed to serve both our community volunteers and member organizations, now allows volunteers access to a fully functional on-line volunteer application where they can register as a community volunteer.

This will easily connect volunteers with local community organizations sharing common goals and interests.

“Once again, ValleyLinks gets to celebrate the amazing work of our local youth, as Tyler Voigt, regional co-ordinator at ValleyLinks, took on the steep learning curve to gain the skills necessary to build this tool for our community,” says executive director Bev Campbell.

“The initiative and abilities youth bring to ValleyLinks never ceases to amaze me.”

One of the most beneficial features is that Volunteer Comox Valley volunteers and staff can now easily match volunteers with opportunities meeting both their areas of interest and the needs of the greater community.

This is accomplished by requesting specific criteria such as skill sets required by the organization, the demographics of individuals the volunteer wishes to help, causes they wish to support and/or the type of work they prefer to do.

An additional feature the Volunteer Directory offers is a distance calculator that is used to determine the distance between the volunteer’s postal code and the postal code where the work will be done.

This assists the volunteer in determining the distance to a volunteer position, and is particularly useful for volunteers who have transportation limitations, and therefore cannot travel a great distance.

This communication resource will prove invaluable to local community service organizations as it is an extremely cost effective and efficient tool assisting in volunteer recruitment and program awareness. In addition it will build on and strengthen our community’s connections.

To register as a community volunteer in the new database, visit the Volunteer Directory at www.valleylinks.net or for more information contact Valleylinks, home of Volunteer Comox Valley, at 250-334-8063.

— ValleyLinks