Incorporating online activities into your programming presents an excellent opportunity to diversify your offerings and engage your community in unique ways. For example, you can leverage remote classes to cater to those who either cannot get to your location, or those who have diverse needs like persons with disabilities, older people and individuals with specific requirements. Moreover, it opens a new avenue for your organization to generate revenue with minimal investments.
If you’re contemplating the addition of online activities but are unsure where to begin, you're not alone. Many organizations find themselves at this crossroads. Most activities can be taught virtually. The only exceptions would be the need for specialized facilities like an Olympic swimming pool or expensive, hard to obtain equipment. Even in that case, the course can focus on enhancing practice with theoretical content.
To help you get your creative juices going, we’ve curated a range of ideas right from our own customers
Interactive cooking classes
With online cooking classes, you can learn to prepare delicious dishes from the comfort of your own kitchen. From mastering the art of baking to exploring new cuisines, these classes provide step-by-step instructions and tips from professional chefs, making it a delightful experience for food enthusiasts of all levels.
Fitness and yoga virtual workshops
Stay fit and healthy with virtual fitness and yoga classes. Whether you prefer high-intensity workouts or relaxing yoga sessions, these are staples in the world of online activities.
Connect one of your experienced instructors with fellow fitness enthusiasts, providing motivation and support throughout your fitness journey.
Online chess classes and tournament
Whichever the activity it is, you can probably do it online! The Chess Institute of Canada proves it by offering beginner classes to online tournaments for their most advanced players (for 5 to 14 years old). An amazing way to spread the knowledge and love of chess.
Online theoretical driving lessons
Enhance your skills or learn the basics with online professional development courses. The City of Rancho Simi uses Amilia’s online activities to offer theoretical driving lessons to their community, thus enabling their future drivers to ace the theoretical exam from their state government. Of course, the practical driving lessons happen in a car!
Online National Lifeguard training
The city of Fredericton, NB in Canada offers National Lifeguard lessons! Much like the driving lessons mentioned earlier, lifeguarding classes will bring learners up to speed on all the theorical aspects of this lifesaving skill set.
They are designed as a valuable complement to practical hands-on training that are part of the program.
Online debate classes
The folks at Vancouver Debate Academy do many of their courses online! This specific course is designed to develop intermediate debate skills through use of challenging debate topics in domestic formats of debate (Canadian National Debate Format or British Parliamentary). A clever way to offer value to their community without taking away classroom space.
In conclusion, the online world creates opportunities for learning, creativity, and personal growth for your community. It's also a smart way to offer more services without investing in more real estate so you can focus on serving your community in ways that matter. Online Activity is a brand new feature now available in Amilia SmartRec.
What will be the first online activity your organization will feature?