Volunteerplatform volonter.org has become one of the most innovating CivicTech Projects in 2018 getting the second prize of the Social Project Awards(annual Ukrainian-wide awards) in the category “Technology & Innovation”. Winners were awarded at the beginning of December in Odesa.
As the main goal of the event, the Social Project Awards promoters define the need to demonstrate that the social activities may not be anyhow limited and therefore, be relevant to all spheres of our life.
The award ceremony was preceded by the competitive admissions involving 410 social projects and ideas competing for the top ones in different categories.
Our team has been working in SivicTech sector from 2014, i.e. since we created the craftfunding platform “ATO Heroes”. The said platform helped hundreds of wounded Ukrainian military men and linked together philanthropists from all over the world. We have originally created the wounded combatant data base. The next step will assume spreading of the platform functions over all spheres of the volunteer activities. Launch of the volunteerplatform volonter.org in the past year is known to be a result of the above – said Kateryna Bystrytska, Project Media Coordinator.
The objective of the CivicTechProjects is to involve people for solving different issues of both local and national level through designing of the effective web-services and application of the up-to-date IT tools.
Volunteerplatform www.volonter.org is the convenient and easy-to-use service to assist in searching for like minded persons and resources for implementation of the outstanding public initiatives. The purpose thereof is to provide for effective communication between volunteers, volunteer groups and nonprofit organizations.
To summarize the above, volunteer platform originator Anatolii Mazarchuk said: Strong civic and volunteers movement is one of the main values we have gained in recent times. The goal of our organization assumes supporting and development of the civic movement in Ukraine. We know that the country is changed just due to people devoted themselves to the volunteering activities. The volunteer platform is just for those who do strive for such changes.
Platform volonter.org creates additional opportunities for involvement of people and resources for implementation of the civic projects. The platform has become available since October of the past year. For that time over 800 enthusiasts and nonprofit organizations from all over the country were registered therein. More than 100 volunteer projects are being implemented today by them.