VCN Technical Volunteer Web


Vancouver Community Network is working with hundreds of non-profit groups to help them access and sustain their use of the Internet through a number of community initiatives, including "604 Connect!" (VolNet), Community Access Program (CAP) and Community Learning Networks.

VCN is now working to develop a Technical Volunteer Web, with input from community organizations and local post-secondary institutions. The project will develop a set of practices for connecting technical volunteers in voluntary sector organizations with a larger technical resource network that can provide additional recruitment, training and support to complement the non-profit organization's volunteer program.

Feedback from non-profit organizations through this short survey will help us as we develop our plans for implementing the project. It will only take a few minutes to complete, so please, do it now and then click the submit button!


Survey of Non-Profit Group Needs for Technical Volunteers

Organization Information

Organization Name:
Contact Name:
Phone:     Fax:
Address:
City:     Postal Code:
E-mail:

Technical Project Needs

    VCN is considering an intake process based on practicum placements in which a volunteer, following a period of orientation and training provided by VCN, would be available to complete a technical project for an organization over a 4 week, full-time (8hr/day) period.

  1. Would your organization have such a project?

    Yes
    No (Go to Question #2)

    If "yes", please give us some examples and possible timelines:
    1. Type of Project:
      Estimated Start Date:
      Description:


    2. Type of Project:
      Estimated Start Date:
      Description:


    3. Type of Project:
      Estimated Start Date:
      Description:

    Go to Question #3

  2. If you do not have a 4-week, full-time project, please describe other projects or volunteer positions you may have.
    1. Type of Project:
      One-time Ongoing
      Estimated Start Date:
      Description:


    2. Type of Project:
      One-time Ongoing
      Estimated Start Date:
      Description:


    3. Type of Project:
      One-time Ongoing
      Estimated Start Date:
      Description:



  3. Does your organization have physical space during regular work hours for

    One Volunteer
    Two Volunteers
    None

  4. Does your organization have office equipment available for use during regular work hours by:

    One Volunteer
    Two Volunteers
    None

    If you do not have space or equipment available, could the volunteer complete the work off-site?

    Yes
    No

  5. What level of supervision can you offer:

    None
    Minimal
    As Needed
    On-going
    Full

  6. Is your organization's budget:

    $200,000 or less
    $201,000 to $500,000
    Over $500,000

  7. Would any of your current volunteers be interested in participating in the project?

    Yes
    No

  8. Would you be interested in contributing to a focus group to be held April 26th (tentative) to help with development of the Technical Volunteer Web project?

    Yes
    No



    Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
    If you have any questions, e-mail Carolyn Nantais, Project Co-ordinator: vol-admin@vcn.bc.ca

    Vancouver Community Network
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    Vancouver, BC, V6B 1X4
    tel: 604.408.9483
    fax: 604.257.3808

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