Ideas also need to be engaging enough to get people involved, and quickly.
A photo challenge can be a fun and engaging way to spread the word online about volunteering and its benefits.
Here are some considerations for organising a photo challenge:
- Promote the challenge early on social media and with flyers.
- On the day, arrange a meet up time where people can get into small teams.
- You could then challenge each small team to take a photo for Instagram that resembles the theme of community, with three lines describing the image and why it shows community with the hashtag #NSVW19.
- Throughout the day, monitor the posts and at the end of the day, the teams return to the meet up where you announce the winner.
- The winning photo can be given a prize such as two free tickets to a film and/ or getting to have their photo displayed on your website.
Have you organised a successful photo challenge?
Viral video challenge
A viral video challenge can be an exciting and interactive way to spread the buzz about volunteering and benefits attached.
Before you get started, here are a few considerations for planning a viral video challenge.
- Choosing your challenge topic: Think of a challenge that helps your audience plan and ties in with your overall focus.
- Technical make or breaks: How will your challenge be publicly available? Will it be posted via Facebook? YouTube?
- Promotion pre-challenge: Promote the upcoming challenge in advance through social media platforms and print media (flyers and posters on campus).
- Content creation: On the challenge day, arrange a meet up with the participants who will be completing the challenge and the people who will be involved with production.
- Have fun! Break the internet and have fun while promoting volunteering.
Have you organised a successful viral video challenge?