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Volunteers storytelling event Feb23


You really should know that the impact you have is phenomenally important in the lives of people in need.

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A volunteer is a person who works for an organisation without being paid. Helping, assisting, supporting. Working in this field for many years showed us, that volunteers often are in a very exposed and insecure environment and in emergency situations. Often frustrated and left alone.

We see in The SocialWorkHUB event a platform that actually tells your stories! Only when we identify and verify the workspaces and fields of volunteering we as organisation can really benefit from your support, skills and kindness. It’s not just about war, catastrophes, displacement, refugees, human trafficking, exclusion of society. It is about you as an individual giving back to society. It’s about our human existence, response, humanity.

You want to do something and that something can be a little or a lot. But you have to do something. We know that there are many volunteers out there who support and assist also our work. If you want to do huge amount of very small amounts together with us join the CONTEST! It makes a difference. Only when you tell your story, people can listen.

We are glad to be a part of it and we would really like to thank everybody that supports the event. The SocialWorkHUB therefore is pleased to invite you to participate in a “contest” in the framework of your amazing storytelling, which will take place in Vienna on 23rd & 24th February 2023. This “contest” will determine which of you will address the guests at the conference in person. YES, in person, in Vienna, Austria! We are looking forward to your participation, which we hope will be massive, because it is about you and your work for people in need.


Upload your photo & video
Once your photo & video is edited, it’s time to upload it! We’ll walk you through how with these instructions, and point out some important rules to remember.

How to upload your videos
Please only use our application form to upload your photo & video (we are not accepting any other upload channels). If you have difficulty uploading the photo and/or the video, let us know by emailing us at Your photo and video should not be uploaded to any other channels or video platforms.

Below are instructions and rules for uploading your photo and video. Once your photo and video have been processed, we’ll contact you within three working days.

Before You Start


Video size: max 15 MB
Duration: max 45 seconds
Video is individual: you must be visible and recognisable
Language: English – Please use an appropriate level of language – correctness and apolitical
Creativity and rhythm: it is a storytelling not a speech (short sentences, clear ideas)
Focus on your work as volunteer when you present your theme idea
Reminder: this is not a political event!
Deadline: 31. January 2022

To help you and as a guideline you could for example try to answer these questions:

Why are you volunteering?
Where did you volunteer and what did you do?
Why is it important for you to volunteer?
What is your story?

What Now?
Your uploads will be reviewed against our compliance and branding regulations and video editing guidelines within three business days and you will get an approval and confirmation email.

Follow these five steps to get started.


Volunteer storytelling application form
The Pre Selection Storyteller form
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Photo should be portrait-oriented and at least 500px in height. Only *.png, .gif, .jpg can be accepted. Please keep it under 5 MB.
Use it wisely to attract your audience!
Minimum characters 500, maximum characters 2500!
Please enter minimum 3 keywords that describe your story, separated by comma.
Click or drag a file to this area to upload.
Video should be landscape-oriented and maximum 45 seconds long. Only *.mp4 format can be accepted. Please keep it under 30 MB.
Please use your track pad or stylus pencil or finger to sign here.

Presenter Release and Permission

In consideration of my participation in the SocialWorkHUB event in February 2023 in Vienna, Austria, I grant to The SocialWorkHUB (the "HUB"):

1. The unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable right to use, distribute, publish, exhibit, digitize, broadcast, reproduce and archive, in any format or medium, whether now known or hereafter developed: (a) my presentation and comments at the HUB event 2023; (b) any videotaped interviews of me; and (c) any materials, including written, audio and visual works that I submit for use in connection with the HUB event 2022 (collectively, the "Materials").

2. The rights granted include the transcription and reproduction of the Materials for inclusion in products sold or distributed by the HUB and live broadcast of my presentations at the HUB event 2023.

3. In connection with the rights granted in Section 1, I further grant the HUB the unlimited, worldwide, irrevocable right to use my name, picture, likeness, voice, and biographical information in connection with the advertisement, distribution, and sale of products by the HUB, and release the HUB from any claim based on the right of privacy or publicity.

4. Where necessary, I have obtained all third-party permissions and consents to grant the rights above and have provided copies of such permissions and consents to the HUB.

5. Except for the rights expressly granted to the HUB above, I retain ownership of the intellectual property rights in the Materials.

Please use your track pad or stylus pencil or finger to sign here.
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