At first glance, it is sometimes hard to measure the difference one volunteer can make in a few weeks. But when thousands of people donate a short amount of time to the same long-term goals, we achieve massive progress together.
We don’t leave our positive impact up to chance. Every one of our Projects is carefully planned and monitored so that we know we’re making the positive change that we’re committed to.
Here we’ll explain some of the many initiatives we run to ensure that the Project you join makes a real impact.
Global Impact Database
To help us achieve our goals on several of our projects, we use the Global Impact Database.
This is a secure and anonymous database that we developed to identify specific areas of need. We use it to track the development of the children and adults that we work with, and monitor overall progress at our placements.
Each placement is assessed by staff and volunteers to establish what goals we need to work towards. Once we know what we need to do, we set up specialised checklists and profiles in the database and start working towards those goals.
In this way, volunteers build on each other’s efforts and progress, and contribute to long-term impact