communiteer

connect - collaborate - contribute

About Communiteer

It’s all about creating social impact

Communiteer seeks to turn technology into a force for good by facilitating social impact through virtual volunteering, and helping skilled volunteers contribute to good causes via our online platform.

Communiteer’s online platform enables not for profit organisations and social ventures to work with skilled volunteers in order to achieve positive social outcomes.

Volunteer demand is greater than supply due to the costs of volunteering, expectation mismatch, and lack of flexibility. Some challenges include high turnover rates of volunteers, particularly the younger generation.

We want to provide a solution to all of these challenges. Not for profits will have access to people that they would not necessarily have had access to before. In addition to the traditional volunteering channel currently available to them, not for profits will now be engaging volunteers to use their professional skills to add value in ways that they may not have been able to before.

Vision

To be the global leader in facilitating social impact in order to create a more humane, equitable, peaceful and prosperous society.

Mission

We facilitate social impact by enhancing the efforts of the third sector and their volunteers using digital technology and crowdsourcing.

Values

At Communiteer, we:
  • Care
  • Make a difference
  • Value everyone’s contribution
  • Work together
  • Do the right thing

Our social impact

Communiteer is a social venture that promotes social participation via skill-based volunteering. Through the engagement of organisations and empowerment of individuals, we facilitate and amplify our social impact through cross-sector collaboration.

As advocates for the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, we have identified the following SDGs for ourselves and have based our performance indicators around them:
SDG 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), SDG 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure) and SDG 17 (Partnerships for the goals).

SDG8

Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all

8.3  Promote development-oriented policies that support productive activities, decent job creation, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and encourage the formalization and growth of micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises, including through access to financial services.

SDG9

Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization and foster innovation

9.C  Significantly increase access to information and communications technology and strive to provide universal and affordable access to the Internet in least developed countries by 2020.

SDG17

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

17.8  Fully operationalize the technology bank and science, technology and innovation capacity-building mechanism for least developed countries by 2017 and enhance the use of enabling technology, in particular information and communications technology.
17.16  Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries. 
17.17  Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships. 

The co-founders of Communiteer

 

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Tracey Middleton

 

Tracey has a passion for human centered design and technical innovation. She is driven to design interesting and simple solutions for real and complicated problems.

Tracey has a Bachelors of Engineering and a Masters of Interactivation Design, focusing on human centred design. Her career has spanned a broad cross-section of sectors including mining, finance, government, FMCG, and not for profit. She has worked with some of the largest organisations across South Africa and Australia developing business and innovation strategies.

Her passion for volunteering was inspired by some amazing organisations uplifting South Africa’s youth. Most recently, she has worked with not for profit organisations to develop strategies and implement sustainability plans in preparation for the NDIS.

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Victor Lee

 

Victor is a social-entrepreneur who believes in cross-sector collaboration and the strength in diversity. His career in the community sector spans across the areas of mental health, youth unemployment, disability, social housing and social justice.

Victor is a keen volunteer: serving meals at soup kitchens, picking up rubbish for Clean Up Australia, taking photos at fundraising events, and servicing on the Board of grass-roots organisations.

In his spare time, Vic likes to go for a drive in the countryside, take photos of unique landscapes and meet new people - ideally, all three at the same time!

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Vincent X Feng

 

Vincent has spent 9 years in digital fighting fires and herding cats. He has worked across digital project management, user experience research and design, and business development for clients in the corporate, not-for profit and public sectors.

Vincent is undertaking a Master of Computer Science at UTS. His topic of research is how the design of Information and Communications Technologies can help support and enhance the experiences of Skill-Based Virtual Volunteers.

He has volunteered as an ethics teacher with Primary Ethics since 2014 and was a committee member, participant and changemaker for Random Hacks of Kindness Sydney since 2013.