Tips for those seeking help
Your data and privacy are protected and guaranteed by us when you visit and use Hart voor Woerden. You can also contribute yourself. For example, by applying the rules for safe internet use: change your password regularly, make sure you log out when you use a public computer and use the latest version of an internet browser. Check out this website for more tips on safe surfing.
When you have come into contact with a volunteer via the website, it is wise to schedule an appointment for an introductory meeting to see if it clicks. Here too, being aware of your safety is important.
Tips to find someone through the website
- You can search the range and approach volunteers yourself. We only show a part of our volunteers in the overview with offer. Would you like to approach all our volunteers? Then it's best to post a question yourself! We will ensure that your question is sent by e-mail to all suitable volunteers in your area.
- Hart voor Woerden works best if more people are aware of the platform. So share the website on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Not a social media user? Inform your village or neighborhood platform about this website. They can then share the website on their website or in the newsletter, for example.
- Also take a look at all the questions on the website yourself. Maybe you are looking for a buddy or buddy, someone who wants to play a game or craft together? You will see that there are more people from Woerden who are looking for that. By responding to someone else with the same question, you both have been helped!
- By posting a question yourself, other users can also find you via the overview of questions. Did you know that posting a question is safe and free?
Tips for formulating a request for help
Do you want to place a request for help right away? Then we have some tips for you!
- Get a good title . A good title makes someone curious and shows a bit what the job is about. Instead of: "Help in the garden" for example "Green fingers wanted!". That sounds much nicer, right? And that's why more people will click on your question.
- Indicate in the description of your question why you are looking for help. If someone understands your situation, there is a greater chance that he or she will care and want to help you.
- Indicate with what, when and how often you need help. If someone can immediately see from your question that it fits his or her week, it becomes easier for them to respond. Nobody likes to say 'yes' first and then 'no'. By being very clear in your question you avoid disappointment with you and the other.
- Are you looking for a buddy or buddy? There are many other people seeking help looking for a buddy? Maybe you can help each other !
- Tell something about yourself . Meeting someone via the internet is just as exciting for the volunteer as it is for you. That's why they want to know who you are.
- So put a photo on your profile. Users with a photo get messages faster!
Tips for when you're going to meet
- Would you rather not meet at home at the first meeting? Then meet in a public place such as the library or a cafe nearby. You can of course also have an introductory meeting with family or friends.
- When contacting you, ask for a legal proof of identity and check this. An honest person will have no problem with this. In addition, you can also ask for a Certificate of Good Conduct (VOG). Read more about the VOG on the website of the Ministry of Security and Justice: http://www.justis.nl/Producten/overzichtomtrentgedrag/ .
- Trust your gut. How does the person in you feel? What makes you feel this way? Do you want to build a personal relationship with this person?
- During the introductory meeting, make clear agreements about the help that is offered. In this way, no wrong expectations can arise. Also discuss the way of dealing with each other or any fees and insurance. If desired, you can draw up and sign a contract together.
- Keep us informed. Do you feel that a certain person has wrong intentions? Contact us, we will be happy to help you.