Be the first to like this
The Do a bit project has been developed to create entry-level or bite-sized volunteering opportunities in the Blackpool area.
Open badges has been chosen as an invaluable tool that allows the Volunteer Centre and Volunteer Involving Organisation (VIO’s) to recognise and reward their Volunteers.
The Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde was selected to receive financial support from the £10m Innovation in Giving fund, run by NESTA and funded by the Cabinet Office.
Part of the 'Do a Bit' project involved developing a Volunteering Passport which is a community tool where Volunteers can keep a record their own achievements (i.e. the places where they have Volunteered), record their skills learnt during their role at the Volunteer Involving Organisations. The Volunteer Passport also provides other relevant information that may be needed along their volunteering journey.
Included within this passport is an area that rewards the skills and effort of the Volunteer and to meet this requirement the Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde used Mozilla Open Badges.
The reason why we used Open Badges was that it gave not only gave the Volunteer Centre the flexibility of choosing suitable Open Badges to award but also allows other Volunteer Involving Organisations the same flexibility.
The very nature of Open Badges allows for badges to be designed and issued for almost anything.