We’re delighted to announce that Bright One be working with Junction49, a TimeBank project that enables young people to define and generate their own volunteering opportunities around issues that matter to them.
Bright One has been asked to provide advice on Junction49’s social media strategy, using sites such as Facebook, Myspace, Bebo and Twitter to raise awareness of the opportunities to young people and drive users to the Junction49 site. Bright One’s volunteers will be actively using their social media skills to connect with an active online audience and demonstrate the value that social media brings to the voluntary sector.
The announcement is particularly relevant as it comes during Student Volunteering Week, an event that both Junction49 and Bright One are keen to support given that they both work with student volunteers. Junction49 allows young people, aged 16-25 to share ideas and skills that make positive change in their community, while Bright One gives students a chance to experience real life client work, use their skills gained while studying and receive mentoring from industry professionals.
“We are all excited to be working with a fantastic project like Junction49. There are some great ideas being posted by young people onto the site and the support and advice that Junction49 gives people to turn those ideas into reality is invaluable. There is truly great potential to engage with these young people using the platforms and services that they use in their daily lives.”
Ben Matthews, Founder of Bright One
“TimeBank is a volunteering charity and it’s great to be able to work with an agency that’s committed to using the skills of volunteers. We look forward to working with an organisation that understands our needs.”
Ella Nwaokolo, Project Manager at Junction49
For further information on Junction 49, go to www.junction49.co.uk.