At MyPass, we regularly collect feedback from our business partners to update our platform. So when Disability Sport and Recreation, one of the Volunteer organisations we work with, suggested we include the option for volunteers to identify as having a disability, our team was quick to develop this feature.
What is MyPass’s new feature for volunteers with a disability?
Based on the feedback from Disability Sport and Recreation, volunteers now have the option of identifying as having a disability in their Skills Passport. If they wish, volunteers also have the option to share more information about their disability with the organisation they’re engaging with. Currently, this feature is only available to organisations that have selected ‘Volunteer’ as a classification in their passport.
How will this update help to better serve the volunteering industry?
There are approximately 4.4 million people in Australia who have a disability. As such, our technology must serve this cohort as best as we can. This update will help Volunteer organisations engage volunteers in a way that considers their needs, helping volunteers feel engaged and supported.
Ayden Shaw, Programs and Events Manager at Disability Sport and Recreation said, “We recognise that it is important for volunteers to feel welcome through every step of their volunteering journey, this is particularly true for people with disability. In saying that the most critical aspect of this feature was to ensure that volunteers could disclose their disability status if they felt comfortable doing so”.
Do you operate in a highly-regulated industry that could benefit from MyPass’s software?
MyPass’s technology provides the same benefits across all highly-regulated industries. We are proud that our technology that was initially designed to quickly mobilise Oil & Gas workers offshore has created benefits for other sectors, including Volunteering, Aged Care, Health Care, Disability Care & Manufacturing.