Can Do Bristol has been created and designed to help foster connections and create collaborations that are good for neighbourhoods and communities across Bristol. It’s for this reason that community groups, charities and organisations of all sizes are encouraged to use Can Do Bristol to enhance the great work they are already doing.
Below are just a few ways you can use Can Do to boost what you do as well as a few hints and tips to help you make the most of the platform.
Promote volunteer opportunities
If you’re work is based in Bristol, you are doing something positive and you are in need of extra support to make good things happen then look no further. Can Do is a community made up of local people wanting to make a difference who are on the lookout for opportunities to give their time.
So whether you’re hosting a one-off event or looking for regular volunteers to help with projects, why not take a few minutes to upload your opportunity and watch as Can Do members pledge?
Can Do Tips: Volunteering
- Ensure your opportunity stands out by adding a relevant and eye-catching image.
- Add as much relevant detail about your opportunity.
- Add filters to your opportunity so people with the right skills or interests can find you.
- Add a link to a registration survey so members are automatically directed there once they’ve pledged.
Please ensure you have read our volunteer activity guidelines to ensure that your opportunity is appropriate for being promoted on Can Do Bristol.
In an age of social media overload, it’s becoming harder to make meaningful connections which lead to real, positive action; it can be hard to get the right message to the right people when there are so many messages coming from every direction.
Can Do Bristol is unique because it enables members to find connections within our city and, importantly, find connections based on shared interests, skills and passions. We believe that making connections like this is more meaningful and is more likely to lead to action.
Groups are encouraged to use filters to search for members who may be based in the same part of the city or have particular skills which might benefit them. Why not find other groups and organisations to connect with too.
Once you’ve connected, you can message individually or in groups to share news, share a conversation or highlight your latest volunteering opportunity. This way, your message gets to the right people at the right time.
Part of the Can Do vision is to help assist people in starting new projects and ventures which will have a positive impact on their neighbourhoods; that is why we have a project teams function which exists to help groups plan and deliver impactful community projects.
The project team function enables members to share files, create task lists and run chatrooms in order to organise around a common theme or good cause. So whether you’re a group of local people trying to set something up or an existing team looking to bring your project into one place, why not try setting up a project team for yourself?
We want to ensure that Can Do Bristol serves the needs of different groups from across the city. If you think there is an area of Can Do that could be improved or a digital solution that Can Do could provide, we’d really like to hear from you.
Connect and message the Community Resources team to start a conversation.