Lattitude Global Volunteering

Laptops for Lattitude Global Volunteering

To distribute 30 laptops to our Local Representatives worldwide in order to uphold effective communication between them and our volunteers, staff, Programme Managers, host organisations and others. This will ensure the sustainability of our programmes and improve relationships between all parties.

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (272761)

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Location

  • We rely on Lattitude volunteers to help achieve our conservation goals. In turn, we guarantee that they will have a unique and special experience.

    — Madeline Townsend, Director, Conservation Volunteers Australia

  • The knock on effect is huge. Every volunteer who goes back to their own environments will continue to have an impact on groups around them.

    — HRH Princess Anne

  • I would like to thank Lattitude for this fantastic opportunity. My placement taught me more than any school or University course could teach anyone.

    — Millie, returned volunteer.

  • We rely on Lattitude volunteers to help achieve our conservation goals. In turn, we guarantee that they will have a unique and special experience.

    — Madeline Townsend, Director, Conservation Volunteers Australia

  • The knock on effect is huge. Every volunteer who goes back to their own environments will continue to have an impact on groups around them.

    — HRH Princess Anne

  • I would like to thank Lattitude for this fantastic opportunity. My placement taught me more than any school or University course could teach anyone.

    — Millie, returned volunteer.

Situation

Due to time differences and high international call rates, email is the most appropriate form of communication we use. Currently, most of our Local Representatives use Internet Cafés or friends’ PCs. Others use PCs that were distributed to them by us many years ago and that are so dated they struggle to perform to a satisfactory level. This can often lead to volunteer Local Representatives feeling isolated and undervalued and our volunteers abroad do not feel as supported as we would like.

Solution

By supplying each Local Representative with a laptop, we can make sure it is always possible to communicate with them in a timely manner. If any problems arise, all parties can be made aware as soon as possible without unnecessary cost or inconvenience. It will ensure our volunteer Local Representatives feel valued and appreciated. Volunteers being able to contact their Local Representatives quickly and easily will help to resolve problems faster and develop stronger relationships between them.