131120_Community Mates Presentation_v001


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We believe one thing - that together we create our community.

Our aim is simple: to globally bring people, businesses and charities together and help provide access to discrete volunteering opportunities with existing charitable and volunteer organisations and where people can volunteer with their friends. In short, helping make volunteering an easy, fun and social activity. These sorts of activities could support anything from child cancer research, to the local tennis club, to environmental causes, to efforts to assist the underprivileged etc etc. They are all important and they all make a difference!

Since our inception in September 2012 we have grown to have 21 Chapters in 8 countries and thus our growth has been significant but are just the first steps towards realising our vision of making volunteering a global norm!

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131120_Community Mates Presentation_v001

  1. 1. A Model for Social Change
  2. 2. Our Mission Community Mates aims simply to bring people, businesses and charities together. Key Principles: l Bring groups of people together who already know each other, be they friends, colleagues or family (ie engage with an individual – Community Champion or Corporate Champion – and have them source their peers for an event) l Have people donate their time, not funds l Have no ongoing requirement from volunteers, each event is stand alone and discrete l Have no requirement for pre training or the like, each event is the volunteer’s only donation of time
  3. 3. Community Mates lending a hand with beyondblue and Sydney FC’s efforts to raise awareness of depression and anxiety at the A League Beyond Blue Cup
  4. 4. Why? We believe that we don’t just live in our community, we create it. We believe that by donating one’s time without expectation for something in return, one can cultivate empathy, and that when the two are combined with scale and scope deep and lasting social change can be made.
  5. 5. How we work... INDIVIDUALS & MATES You want to do something good in the community. Get in touch with Community Mates BUSINESSES You want your employees and your business to do something good in the community By spreading the word we connect with mates, with colleagues, with businesses who want to do something good in the community odel A M ial Soc e for ng Cha CHARITIES & ORGANISATIONS We all spread the word about what you’ve done and how you’ve helped in the community VOLUNTEERS Community Mates connects you with CHARITIES & ORGANISATIONS who need volunteers in your area
  6. 6. To date Significant time is invested in sourcing appropriate charities for Community Mates’ Community Champions and volunteers. To date, we have far more eager Community Champions than events but are greatly encouraged by the significant demand shown. Volunteer hours: 545 Individual volunteers: 77 Individual charities supported 22 Number of events supported: 41 Figures last updated 20/11/13
  7. 7. Our Fremantle Community Mates volunteers were up before sunrise to help out the MS Society to ensure that their annual Ocean Ride for MS event was a wonderful success.
  8. 8. Who we have supported so far A Liquid Future 20 Guide Dogs SA and NT Amberley Aged Care Asociasion de Niños con Sindrome Down Ithuba 30 22.5 Breast Cancer Care WA Cystic Fibrosis Western Australia Disabled Surfers Association Dubai Cares 9 Beyond Blue 141 2 JDRF - Walk to Cure Diabetes Legacy Nude Your Food MS Australia OneWave Panwakema 20 22 21 33 1 14 Tour de Gractown White Ribbon Youth Focus 6.5 12 6 45 Room to Read 49 Sir David Martin Foundation 12.5 Telethon Adventurers 39 20 12 7 ? Who can we help next?... ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Numbers indicate total hours volunteered to date
  9. 9. Community Mates must aim to maintain a low risk profile and its secularity so as to not isolate or discourage potential new stakeholders, be they community organisations or participants Community Mates Byron Bay recently got together to sell raffle tickets throughout the Byron Bay Surf Festival - and raised over $1500 for the Disabled Surfers Association of Australia and Surfers For Cetaceans (S4C).
  10. 10. Recent Events and Our Footprint Dubai Cares Legacy Australia Disabled Surfers Dubai Cares works in countries with chronic deficiencies in primary education where it implements development programs that target the underlying causes preventing children from accessing quality primary education.  Comprehensive in scope, the philanthropic organization’s primary education programs integrate four key components:  School Infrastructure; School Health & Nutrition; Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) in Schools; and Quality of Education. Legacy is a charity providing services to Australian families suffering financially and socially after the incapacitation or death of a spouse or parent, during or after their defence force service. We currently care for 100,000 widows and 1,900 children and disabled dependants throughout Australia. The Disabled Surfers Association was established in 1986 Many surfers with disabilities have unfortunately, been loners with no one to help them get back into the water. http://www.dubaicares.ae http://www.legacy.com.au/ Many suffer from disabilities that the general public would not consider a disability. From asthmatics to joint injuries to paraplegic, many members have found friendship, support and have renewed their interest in surfing. http://disabledsurfers.org/
  11. 11. 21 8 Current Team Chapters Preliminary Discussions Advanced Discussions Individual Earmarked Countries UK Germany Canada France Switzerland Poland Austria Turin, Italy New York Dubai Guatemala Philippines Singapore Broome South Africa Kalgoorlie/Kambalda Perth x 3 Fremantle Margaret River Adelaide Albany Melbourne Mackay Brisbane Byron Bay Sydney Wollongong Wellington
  12. 12. Promotion and Growth Promotion The Push Word of mouth driven through: Direct Marketing Online l Community Champions l Social Media l Web l Corporate Champions l Participants l Charities being supported Free Press / Media l Local free press l Local radio A low cost organic strategy that focuses on achieving growth that is significant but controlled
  13. 13. Such an inspiring effort! Community Mates Guatemala supporting the Asociation Guatemalteca de Niños con Sindrome Down (Guatemalan Asociation of Kids with Down Syndrome)
  14. 14. Structure and Management Community and Corporate Champions State President Board and where necessary Management Committee in each jurisdiction Country President and where necessary Management Committee in each jurisdiction (people who congregate teams of their peers / colleagues / family etc) Chapter President
  15. 15. Our Partners Without the support of sponsors, achieving our goals would be impossible. Ignite Design/Creative Gold Coast QLD Will your business step up and be our next Community Mates partner?
  16. 16. Contact Us... Founder Chris Evans Telephone +61 410 810 955 Email CommunityMates@gmail.com Web www.communitymates.org