iVolunteer at Forum Alpbach


How can the value of volunteering be digitised to enhance the value of unpaid service to society? This question was discussed at the Alm-Talk Podium at the Forum Alpbach.

In the 21st century, digital transformation has also become a "game changer" for the voluntary sector. But how can appreciation for voluntary work be digitised in an appropriate way to further enhance the value of unpaid service to society? This was the exciting question discussed by the interdisciplinary panel on 26 August at the Alm-Talk-Podium, moderated by Niki Dürk (X-Net): Anton Hörting, Christoph Angster (both from the Ministry of Social Affairs), Birgit Pröll (JKU), Marianne Pührerfellner (Linz Art University), Sandra Horvatits (oöRK), Wolfgang Kronsteiner (oöLFV) and Gerald Heerdegen (Flag Gardener). 

In the course of the talk, the digital volunteer pass of the Ministry of Social Affairs and the FFG-COIN funded research project "iVolunteer", in which FH Prof. DI(FH) Dr. Johannes Schönböck from the Hagenberg campus, course of studies Communication, Knowledge, Media, is involved, were also presented. The main objective of the "iVolunteer" project is to create a digital platform for the utilisation of informal skills acquired through voluntary work. In addition, "Digital Competence Passports" will be realised, thus creating an incentive system for the long-term motivation of volunteers.