Posts Tagged ‘Akoha’
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It seems that community cohesion is the volunteering buzzword of the moment. Research released to support last weekend’s The Big Lunch showed that three-quarters of the
UK population (73%) would welcome the chance to get involved in activities to bring their neighbourhoods closer together.
And it’s a challenge which is inspiring innovative online-offline experiments in spreading kindness. The Akoha game challenges players to complete a series of good deeds: “We believe in the power of play to bridge differences and allow a wide range of diverse people to engage in shared social goals like never before.” And The Incredibles hopes to engage people in iPhone micro-volunteering.
a gorgeous new campaign to encourage young people to do favours for others.
When young people record their favours online, the site and welcome email suggest related volunteering opportunities, while the “burp cast” also provides volunteering inspiration. This summer, volunteers with the bigvbus will be doing favours at music festivals and sporting events, and encouraging young people to get involved. We’ll let you know how it goes.