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Big Bytes for Small Organisations

A series of workshops begins later this month with the aim to help local community groups use technology to attract, retain and support volunteers.

This training is made possible thanks to a partnership between The Centre for Continuing Education Inc. and North East Tracks Local Learning and Employment Network and with funding from the Victorian Government’s Volunteering Digital Literacy and Technology Readiness program.

The workshops aim to enhance the digital literacy and readiness to use new technologies of local small and medium sized volunteer organisations.

Anne Shaw from the NETracks LLEN said these workshops were a great opportunity for people who lead and manage volunteers to learn about new approaches.

“Our aim is to improve awareness and understanding of new and emerging technology platforms, including social media like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We’ll also cover electronic newsletters and other efficient ways community groups can transform their volunteer management.”

Technology is changing the way people expect to receive information. Nowadays almost everyone has a smartphone and many people use social media. These workshops will help local community groups who rely on the power of volunteers to make these online connections.

This is one of the first programs to be run from Wangaratta’s new digital hub which is located in the library complex at Docker Street.

Attendance is free and places are limited. Register at bigbytes.co or call The Centre on (03) 5721 0200.