How Time Auction volunteers supported an educational NGO launch a symposium
YMCA of Hong Kong, an NGO that strives to provide holistic services for those in need in order to help them actualize their dreams, is planning a youth symposium to celebrate their 120th anniversary. However, they need skilled volunteers to help with event planning and support, and turned to Time Auction.
YMCA’s Communications Manager,Bryony, posted a project asking for event managers/planners to act as the advisory board for their upcoming Youth Symposium.
Within days, applications came flooding in!
“I was in complete shock! We received 14 highly qualified and enthusiastic applications in a matter of days — way more than we were even looking for!”
After conducting the interviews, Bryony found 5 perfect candidates as volunteers.
“It was a perfect combination of diverse applicants but equally passionate and qualified! From newly graduated young professionals to a mid-senior expert, I am beyond appreciative of this team.”
“You can just see from my smile how satisfied I am with the quality of the skilled volunteers that we have recruited. Since everything was so on schedule, within 2 months, we were able to get the entire rundown of the event consolidated!”
“NGOs don’t have many resources and we can’t hire that many people! Skilled volunteers help to save money and time while giving expertise that our core team may not necessarily have. The YMCA team sincerely appreciates all who are willing to devote their time to generate more impact for our cause!”
To NGOs, Bryony keeps it short and simple by saying, “Just post the project.”
“Trust the process and the platform because there are so many experienced and qualified people out there willing to help and give back to the community.”
Thank you so much to Bryony for sharing her insights and awesome journey of using our skilled-volunteering matching platform!