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1st Place at 1st Australian Social Innovation Camp

1st Place at 1st Australian Social Innovation Camp

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  • 1. The Problem • Volunteers not able connect with personal refugees • Service and community organisations find it time consuming and difficult to source volunteers • Refugees lack local knowledge and social opportunities
  • 2. A Solution • An infrastructure that links existing services and processes in a new way • A website service that links organisations and volunteers • A process which links in with the casework and volunteering practices of organisations
  • 3. A Solution (the tech bits anyway) • Django framework • Postgres database • Google maps API • Ubuntu Linux
  • 4. A Solution for Volunteers • Simple sign up and account management • Choose level of participation • Opt in for updates
  • 5. A Solution for Organisations • Robust database • Precise search • Contact mechanisms • Online contact tracking
  • 6. Sustainability • Organisation support • Financial support options - organisations, government, foundations • Action research in regional areas to create an evolving, real-life implementation
  • 7. Building Community • Leverage network of existing organisations • Promotion through social networks - online and physical communities
  • 8. What next? • Identify target service organisations • Demonstrate, explain, promote and seek commitment from organisations • Show proof of concept to government an ask for engagement • Business plan - current best option is embedding it with a large organisation