FAQ’s

We understand how important it is to measure impact. In fact, we are a little bit obsessed with impact over contribution. We will be collecting feedback from charities and employee volunteers to measure things like - the number of volunteer hours, activities, difference made, cost of volunteering time and give them back to the business in a report that you can use as part of your communications to customers and stakeholder.  
Yes! One of the things we are most excited about this year is the rise in micro-volunteering and online volunteering. On our platform there will be opportunities which could take as little as 10 minutes to complete from the comfort of your desk, your sofa, or even your workday commute! Lack of time is one of the biggest barriers to volunteering, which is why we love that some employers are offering their staff time to give back.
If you are reading this as a member of staff who is super enthusiastic about volunteering but unsure if your boss will feel the same way, we can help. We are in the process of creating a toolkit that will help you to speak to your employer on the business benefits of employer based volunteering, but in the meantime check out this article on why your company should get involved.
Initially, we plan to roll out geographically across Scotland and then nationally. So, yes!  We will keep you and your team updated as new opportunities become available across the country and remember, there is also the option to forget location entirely and volunteer virtually.
No, not at all. Employer supported volunteering is one of the way's to show your staff that you support local causes, but it is not right for every employer. There are other ways of building purpose into your businesses, check out some of our articles here to find out more. However, if your staff have expressed an interest in employee volunteering schemes, it might be something to consider. With our platform you can sign your team up to find opportunities in their own time or yours - just set the boundaries and you are good to go!
Yes! You can share as many or as few volunteering opportunities as you like - all you have to do is create a profile for each one. We will be sharing demo's once we are ready - just click the Get Involved button and leave your email and we will keep in touch.
Charities: Once you sign up to the platform you will be asked to set up a charity profile and enter information about where you are based and what you do. From there, you will be able to create volunteer opportunities including a role description, the time commitment required and a deadline date. If someone connects with this opportunity, you will be able to reach out via the chat and organise interviews, documents and any other necessary logistics. We will soon have guidelines for creating a great opportunity and how to take the next steps if you get a connection.

Businesses: If your company has 50 employees or less, simply sign up via the site to create your business profile and start supporting your staff to give back. If you are a larger company and you would like to request a ‘lunch and learn’ type session in your office, please get in contact  -  caroline@socialgoodconnect.org with any questions you may have. Once you are all set up, your staff can start creating their own profiles and connecting with volunteering opportunities. You will be updated regularly with impact reports so you can see the difference your team are making in the world!

Employees: Once your company signs up, you will receive an email asking you to create a profile and details of your skills and interests. Once set up, you can browse volunteering opportunities and connect with charities. When you make a successful connection, you can reach out to the charity via the chat to organise next steps and make the opportunity happen!
We have obtained feedback from many businesses and the membership fee will be based on the number of employees - full details coming soon!
We are working hard behind the scenes to get ready for launch,  so please bear with us! We plan to launch in Q3 2020. In the meantime, click the Get Involved button below to stay up to date with all the latest news.