Now more than ever, small businesses need digital skills to survive. Digital Boost connects Visa volunteers with small businesses to help them grow through expert mentorship.
“We have an opportunity and a responsibility to improve the lives of our stakeholders around the world through the work we do every day, and the support we provide to small businesses is a great example of how Visa is helping communities in Europe to recover and thrive. Join me in making a positive impact and continuing our work to support SMEs.”
- Charlotte Hogg, Chief Executive Officer, Europe
“Building on Visa’s long-standing commitment to championing small businesses, we are proud to partner with leading volunteering and mentoring platform, Digital Boost, to enable Visa employees to directly support small businesses on their digitalization journey.”
- Jeni Mundy, Managing Director, UK & Ireland
Visa is proud to invite our employees to support the Digital Boost mission to help small businesses survive and thrive during these unprecedented times. We invite you to sign up and offer 1 hour of your time as often as you can to virtually mentor small business owners in areas where you have expertise/experience.
By registering as a volunteer today, you are not committing to any specific time. You are simply putting your hand up to say you’re happy to help small businesses when you can. Once you are matched with a small business seeking mentorship in your area of expertise/experience, you will always have the choice to accept or decline invitations to join a ‘boost’ call based on your availability at the time.
After your 121 mentorship call, be sure to use Benevity to log your volunteering hours. As a reminder, you will earn US $10 or the GBP equivalent per hour that you can direct to a charity of your choosing, plus you have a chance to win US $1000 or the GBP equivalent! You may even like to consider donating your volunteering rewards to Founders4Schools, the UK charity which built on its success as an edu-tech charity connecting young people with business role models, to develop the Digital Boost concept for small business owners.
Without essential digital skills, many small organisations will be left behind. Your help can make a real impact.
Match with charities and businesses that you feel strongly about, and help them thrive.
Connect with a network of experts from top companies in tech, consulting and finance.
“Digital Boost gave us an opportunity to connect with someone with expert knowledge of innovation and design. They helped us through the initial steps of building a digital product.”Sign up to support learners
“Speaking to Digital Boost has given us the confidence to step further into the digital world, a world that we were barely involved in until 8 weeks ago. They helped us understand the process of building a digital ad and gave us the tools to continue building and refining for better results in acquiring new customers.”Sign up to support learners
There are three easy steps to becoming a volunteer with Digital Boost:
Sign up by completing our form, where we’ll ask you a few questions about your experience and skills.
After sign up, you will receive requests for mentoring based on the subjects you indicated you could mentor in. You decide who you help based on your availability and we let them know you've accepted their requests
You decide how much and how long you would like to be involved with Digital Boost. Schedule and plan Boost Calls and Boost Workshops on a flexible basis.
Are you an expert in one of the following areas? If so, small businesses and charities need your help
Paid social marketing
Search engine optimisation
B2B sales/ marketing
Conversion rate optimisation
User experience design
Branding & logos
Market/ user research