Voluntary Action South West Surrey are encouraging groups working in Farnham to sign up to use Interests.me, an online Community Notice Board where you can advertise what you do, any events, activities, regular meetings you may be running, share news about your group or service, invite new members to join your mailing list, build attractive quick and simple newsletters. Free and easy to use Interests.me is fast becoming the site people can look online to find what’s on offer from local community groups and services all in one place.

If you would like to sign up you can:

a) Go to www.farnham.interests.me  

Click on the Join button and register your group. Once you have registered there are quick tutorials to get you started.

b) Come along to one of the drop in sessions where it will be demonstrated how to use the many features of the site and help get you set up with an attractive looking page (contact Voluntary Action South West Surrey for details)
c) Ask a development workers to pay you a visit and get you set up.


Benefits include:

• Easy to use
• Your events are automatically added to the events calendar as soon as you click on the save and publish button
• You can post your news on the main news page whenever you have something to shout about
• Links to your own website, Facebook and twitter accounts but if you don’t have these then it acts as a quick and easy standalone website for your group.
• If you want to attract new members to your group you can add a button for people to sign up to your mailing list
• You can use it to send out emails to your mailing list and easily build easy attractive newsletters.
• A “donate here” button available for online fundraising
• You can share other people’s news and events easily around your own network
• See at glance how many people your news story has reached.
• No adverts and its free

The more groups who join the more useful it becomes for people wanting to find out what is happening in their area so Voluntary Action South West Surrey will give you all the help you need to get you started.