The Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Volunteer Passport Development
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  • 1. The Volunteer Passport Author: Patrick McGee ©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 1 VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 2. Overview: Do a Bit Project The Do a bit project has been developed to create entry-level or bite-sized volunteering opportunities in the Blackpool area. The Volunteer Passport has embedded Open Badges as an invaluable tool to reward and recognise the Volunteers contribution in the local community. 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. ©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde 2 VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 3. The Volunteer Passport Developer Patrick McGee Do a Bit Project Officer For the last two years Patrick was involved in research at the Uclan School of Journalism looking at business models used within digital newspapers across the sixty-six cities of the United Kingdom. Patrick provided technical support and advice throughout the Media and Digital Enterprise (MADE) project which provided innovative training, mentoring and research for the participants in Europe and the Middle east. The Media and Digital Enterprise (MADE) project was the only UK winner of the International Press Institute’s News Innovation Contest 2011, supported by a grant from Google. 3©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 4. Overview Introduce the Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Volunteers Passport Other developments of Volunteering Passports Improving the Volunteering Passport concept 4©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 5. The Volunteers Passport BWF The Volunteer Passports have been developed after consultation with small selection of Volunteers, Volunteer Involving Organisations and Staff at the Centre. The passports have three elements: 1. The Volunteers Details 2. Achievements 3. Open Badges – Awarding skills 5©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 6. The Volunteers Details 6©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Area to provide the name of the volunteer, location, skills, personal statement and personal interests. Area to provide Education and training, professional qualifications, additional skills and experience and area for the Disclosure and Barring Service number. VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 7. Volunteering Achievements 7©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde A Volunteering Achievement is described as any past Volunteer Involving Organisation (VIO) that the Volunteer has attended. So in our Volunteering Passport there are areas for: 1. The name of the Organisation 2. Address and Postcode 3. Dates attended 4. Time attended Time management is an important part of verifying what a Volunteer has done as part of the recognition of achievement process. VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 8. Open Badges: Awarding skills 8©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde The Mozilla open Badges project is a perfect match for our requirements to award skills that have been recognised during placement at a VIO. Our Volunteering Passport has areas for: 1. The name of the Open Badge 2. Area for the Open badge 3. Dates of issue 4. Criteria of Award 5. Issuer of the Open Badge For more information on the Open Badges development, please visit: http://www.slideshare.net/PatrickJohnMcGee/open-badges- 26274048 VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 9. Other Volunteering Passports 9©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde • Step into Sport Volunteer Passport • URL: https://www.sisvp.com/ • Derbyshire’s Council - ‘The Volunteer Passport’ • http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/community/volunteering /volunteer_passport/default.asp • MV Volunteering Passport Website • No longer in operation – URL: http://www.thirdsector.co.uk/news/756165/Volunteer- passport-launched-Scotland/?DCMP=ILC-SEARCH VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 10. Improvements? 10©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde The Volunteer Centre is currently running focus sessions to improve our Volunteering Passport. There is an open invitation to attend any of the sessions and please visit our Eventbrite event site found at the following URL: http://blackpoolvp.eventbrite.co.uk/ For any advice, collaborations, comments or recommendations please email Patrick McGee at: patrick.mcgee@blackpoolvolunteers.org.uk VOLUNTEER PASSPORT
  • 11. End Thanks for reading to our presentation Open invitation to attend the sessions. So please visit and you may receive your own Volunteer Centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Volunteer Passport Remember: DO A BIT! 11©The Volunteer centre Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde VOLUNTEER PASSPORT