Voluntary group first to bring in system to boost members

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A VOLUNTEER organisation has become the first group of its kind to bring in a new computer system that will help people find placements.

Staff at Gosport Voluntary Action, received funding from Hampshire County Council and Gosport Borough Council to bring in a new IT system, which houses all its volunteering positions in one place.

The group is the first centre in the country to use the software and was involved in its development.

The new database, housed at its headquarters at Martin Snape House in Pavilion Way, Gosport, will allow the group to install a kiosk in its reception so visitors can easily find volunteering opportunities.

The system offers staff at GVA the same information, ensuring all information about the multiple groups it oversees are up-to-date and accurate.

It was launched on Monday with members of the county council and borough council learning how it works.

Not-for-profit organisations can register with GVA to be listed.

Email Celia Whelan on communications@gvaprojects.org.uk for more information.