National Volunteers Week – Non-Coding Hackathon

Trustee & Board Members Recruitment – #Volunteer

CARDIFF 1st JUNE 2019

 

TIME TO CELEBRATE!

National Volunteer’ Week takes place 1-7 June every year and is an opportunity to celebrate volunteering in all its diversity.

We are collaborating with a number of charities in South Wales to encourage volunteers from all background to consider becoming Committee Board Members and / or Trustee Directors for an organisation that you feel passionate about.

You can make a difference!

Giving back to the community, and helping others has been shown to improve volunteers’ wellbeing too. Volunteering can also help you gain valuable new skills and experiences, as well as boost your confidence to apply for the directorship role within your own organisation. #NCVO #TalentHackUK

The Challenge:

Create a platform to help connect volunteer opportunities to the people.

  • Connect, Equip and Mobilize Volunteers

The Target:

Volunteering is your opportunity to concentrate your time and talents to create a lasting positive change in your community.

Our aim is to promote the benefits of volunteering and how best to connect, equip and mobilize board members.

How to Enter:

Registration is now open and closes Wednesday 29th June 2019. To validate your entry please fill out this form and you will receive a welcome email with all the details of what to expect and the resources you will need to ready to go on the day of the event. We will also provide you with a digital marketing pack so that you can promote your involvement.

Hackathon Rules:

Details of the Hackathon, along with the three challenges will be made available the day before the event to ensure a level playing field for all participants! You will also receive all channel and mentor information in an email 48 hrs before the event. In the mean time we’d love the opportunity to engage with you and get to know you better! Learn more about Talent Hack and get involved with our work through our social channels on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Signing Up:

  • The event is open to anyone within the UK, a background in the following professions would be ideal although not limited to: IT, Legal, HR, Finance, Governance, Marketing. If you are interested in becoming a committee member, you are welcomed to join in!
  • The aim is to have multi-functional teams of 4 to 6, working together as actual product teams. We will help allocate you to a team if you are an individual signing up!

Event Details/Agenda:

Start & Finish: The event will begin on Saturday, April 20th at 08.00hrs BST and run until 16.00hrs BST Sunday 21st.

Kick-Off: The team at Talent Hack will kick off with a presentation briefly explaining what we’re all about and give you some inspiration for challenges you will work on.

Teams: You will be working in teams of 4-6 people. As mentioned, the aim is to build solutions as teams, so make sure everyone in your team (we can help with this)  can contribute in a way that allows you to present a complete solution/product at the end of the day.

Suggested Team Roles: Ideation person. Designer. IT professional. Domain Expert. Business Expert. Marketing Guru.

Challenge: Choose one of our three challenge that specifically excites team; be creative, innovative and put yourself in the shoes of your target audience to give them the best experience possible!

Presentation: Every team will present the hack they’ve built with a demo (if time allows) the same afternoon in the last hour of the event. The TH team along with their judging panel will ask questions on solutions and products and at the end of the day, decide on the winning team.

Winners: The winning team will have an original idea, that’s both innovative and customer focused, as well as well-executed.

Logistics: All you need is your laptop or tablet!

Prizes: The point of this hackathon is to come together with other like-minded professionals to work on solving community based challenges, share ideas and learn from each other on a celebrated occasion such as the National Volunteers Week. The winning idea will be put forward to empowerment organisations for them to develop further.

So join us for the purpose of connecting, networking, empowering each other and having lots of fun along the way. The prize lies in the unique and collaborative experience!

Judging Criteria:

Quality of the Idea

(Includes creativity and originality of the idea)

Implementation of the Idea

(Includes how well the idea was executed by the presenter)

Potential Impact

(Includes the extent to which the solution can be widely adopted)

FAQs

What is volunteering for all?

This year, Volunteers’ Week is about volunteering for all – celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

When thanking your volunteers this year, take a moment to remember each and every one of them. From trustees and campaigners to carers and fundraisers, this is a great time to think about the fantastic contribution all your volunteers make.

What is a non-coding hackathon?

A “hackathon“ is a mashup of the terms “hack” and “marathon.” A “hack” is a quick, creative, and maybe even inelegant but effective solution to a problem or limitation.

For those who don’t have technical backgrounds, or have not yet attracted technical co-founders, non-coding hackathons offer a more relevant experience. Usually a non-coding hackathon are 12-hour events that target business people, designers and growth hackers as well as corporate entrepreneurs. Our approach allows teams to develop “concept” prototypes without writing computer code. Instead they use “drag-and-drop” editors, mock-up tools and wireframes to approximate the rapid prototyping common to more traditional hackathons.

How do I become a volunteer?

Want to volunteer but don’t know where to start? National Volunteers’ Week 1st-7th June 2019 is a great time to find out more.

There are all kinds of volunteering roles out there, contributing to many different causes.

National Volunteers’ Week is an ideal time to get chatting to organisations you’re interested in and find out more about their volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering should be open to everyone, and Volunteers’ Week is committed to supporting, enabling and championing volunteering in all its forms.

While we can’t help you find a volunteering opportunity directly, the links below can help you find something to suit you.

To find out more, register your interests with us by sending an email at hello@talent-hack.uk and one of our representatives will get in touch with you right away!

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Date

01 06 2019

Time

08:00 - 18:00

Location

Cardiff

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