Supporting Communities Digitally Using Zoom


Creating spaces for community online has never been more important, but for some of us it can be daunting. So we asked BUD (Businesses Under Development) to deliver a workshop for the Semble community demystifying Zoom. Community groups across the UK joined BUD’s brilliant webinar to dive into using Zoom to support their communities.

We met community leaders wanting to use Zoom for all kinds of activities, from training volunteers online, to classes for refugees. From staff socials, to community gardening workshops.

Georgina and Marilena kindly shared their workshop slides with us so we can all brush up on our Zoom skills and support our communities digitally.

This guide to supporting communities digitally using Zoom explores

  • How online tools can support your community work.
  • How to use Zoom’s special features, including polls, breakout rooms and screen-sharing.
  • Practical tips for preparation and security.
  • A handy checklist to make sure you’re ready for your Zoom session.

Thanks so much to Georgina and the BUD team, now let’s go forth and change the world – digitally!

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BUD is a social enterprise dedicated to providing support to those leading positive change. They facilitate, coach and consult individuals, change makers, businesses, social enterprises, and community groups. They have been working to plug the gap between a desire to lead change and having the tools and support to do so since 2014.

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About the Author:

Keen to make the world a kinder place, Josie supports the campaigns and community teams at Semble to help bring people together. She has worked with migrants, taught sex education and is a lover of all things Latin America. Her interests include food, reading, and dreaming of being a beekeeper.