Student Volunteer as A Catalyst for Change
Technology can have the ability to be alienating, but by constantly searching for ways to use it in the service of creating real-world culture and personal relationships, digital talent can turn that on its head. To promote volunteering, mentoring, parenting support, and group events on a much wider scale, they may be able to use social networks. Very often Non-Government Organizations(NGOs) or organisations face difficulties in getting volunteers to help them in some events for the benefits of mankind. Hence, a communication bridge is needed here to facilitate university students’ engagement in community life. The overall aim of this research is to develop a digital platform that bridge university students with various volunteering opportunities. This is to foster the social integration of youth within communities, enhance youth employability, social inclusion, and contribute to the delivery of basic services and actions in partnership with NGOs and organisation’s Community Service Responsibility (CSR) projects, to realise their full social, economic and human potential. We conducted semi structured interview sessions among students from tertiary education. As a result, the paper concludes that the digital platform did connect the students to the NGOs with various volunteering opportunities. The platform offers a unique opportunity for students to make a difference to their local community during their time at university, as well as improve their skills.
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