Play Action International has unveiled its brand-new app! This app has specifically been designed with volunteers in mind. When you sign up to the Uganda Volunteer Project, you will have free access to this personalised app to make your fundraising and volunteering journey as simple, straight-forward and fun as possible.
Fundraising Officer, Jess Poole, has said…
“We wanted to give our volunteers the opportunity to take control of their international trip and fundraising. The tag line of ‘Begin your journey at the touch of a button. The experience is in your hands.’ summarises exactly what we wish to achieve with this app. This will not only enhance their time fundraising, but also their in-country experience.”
Powered by Vamoos, the app has all the resources that you as a participant could need from the minute you sign up until you’re back in the UK after experiencing the trip of a lifetime in Uganda. This app has everything: information on booking your flights and applying for your visa, key contacts and DBS checks, kit lists and trip itineraries. The fundraising section allows you access to a whole hub of resources, whether it’s lockdown friendly ideas, setting up your fundraising page, or ordering your free Play Action t-shirt – you’ll never be stuck for ideas or support. Everything an excited explorer could need is in your hands.
This app offers you an interactive experience to stay engaged and informed throughout your Play Action journey, including functions such as…
- Countdown to (the minute of!) your trip
- Live updates from the team with important information
- See the location where you and your team will be building your playground
- Locate nearby points of interest (airports, cash points, shops, cafes, etc.)
- Check out details and locations of all the extension trips and activities available to you
- Live weather updates
- Communicate on a group chat with your whole team
- Privately chat to the Fundraising Team at Play Action for one-to-one instant support
“We wanted to move away from communications through Facebook as we feel the platform is becoming less popular and know how easy it is to miss something, which is why we are so excited to introduce an innovative way for our volunteers to have everything in one place. I am proud to say we are leading the way for student fundraising and student travel with them at the heart of this investment.”
… Says Fundraising and Partnerships Manager, Jack Butterfield.
We are thrilled to be able to offer the app to the many volunteers already signed up for the 2022 projects, as well as give interested soon-to-be volunteers the opportunity to get a demo before signing up!
If you are wanting to join the team out in Uganda this summer and be one of the first to trial our app, download our brochure to find out more, and be sure to join one of our information events coming up soon.