LinkedIn launches Volunteer Marketplace to match Irish NGOs with skilled volunteers
LinkedIn has launched the Volunteer Marketplace to help Irish charities find and connect with skilled professionals who want to donate their expertise to a good cause.
Over 24,000 Irish professionals have already signalled their interest in volunteering, with many more expected to join in.
LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace enables Irish professionals who are willing to donate their time and skills to indicate their interest in volunteering and board service on their LinkedIn profiles.
Irish NGOs can both search for these professionals with special charity search tools and post job descriptions of their open volunteer opportunities.
These new tools allow charities to find the right fit volunteers for their needs and they enable professionals to make a social impact whilst broadening their professional skills.
As part of its launch plans for Volunteer Marketplace in Ireland, LinkedIn has partnered with Volunteer Ireland, as well as Boardmatch Ireland, the national corporate governance charity in Ireland.
“This initiative will provide a valuable resource to NGOs and volunteer organisations across Ireland, as well as giving those interested in volunteering access to high quality opportunities in volunteer centres and information services nationwide,” said Minister of State for Activation Kevin Humphreys.
“As many people – students, working and retired people – move to take up volunteering activity, it will serve to create valuable connections across the board. I have no doubt that the Volunteer Marketplace will be very successful in Ireland and I commend LinkedIn for its introduction.”
Senior director at LinkedIn Ireland Sharon McCooey added: “There are thousands of charities and volunteers across Ireland, but often it is difficult for them to find one another. LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace aims to solve that problem by helping the Irish charity sector connect talent with volunteer opportunities on a massive scale.”
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