Expedia Group interns help local community organisations with website support
With many community organisations having little to zero budget for website design and management, it is no surprise that this is an area where organisations are calling out for support. For that reason, BIG Alliance was delighted to partner with Expedia Group for the third year running to offer a website consultation to local community organisations.
Attendees included Chabad Lubavitch of Islington, Eritrean Youth Club, Hanley Crouch Community Association, Home-Start Camden, and Middle Eastern Women’s Society Organisation.
A cohort of 30 interns from across Expedia Group spent the afternoon sharing their expertise from a range of degree backgrounds, such as Computer Science, Digital Media, Business Management, and Business Analytics.
Interns prepared feedback in advance and helped to review many factors, including website content, the ‘user journey’, functionality, and search engine optimisation. As well as providing community organisations the chance to build knowledge, understanding and confidence of managing websites, the benefits of the session were not lost on the interns. Feedback highlights included the opportunity “to work with and contribute to a good local cause” as well as doing something “different from the day job and something rewarding for the community”.
The session was also widely praised by community organisations, with one saying it was “really useful and helped so much” and another stating it was “fantastic to get support and insight from the volunteers, plus some practical changes”.
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