The UK’s national volunteering database, Do-it.org makes it easy for anyone to volunteer in their community.
Do-it.org lists over 1m volunteering opportunities that are posted by volunteer centres, national/local charities and voluntary groups. Enabling 200,000 people every month to donate their time and build their skills, Do-it ensures that almost 50,000 organisations find the help they need to provide vital services to the community.
The Trust acquired Do-it.org from YouthNet in 2013. After redeveloping the service Do-it was transferred to Vivo as part of the Trust’s joint social enterprise partnership, Vivo Life, in 2017.
The first development for the Do-it Trust, ivo was a platform that connected people that work with volunteers and social action projects.
When it was launched – as part of a 3 year research and development project into social media use and volunteering – many volunteer managers had never used a social media service and so took their first steps with the ivo.org network. This led to increased confidence to try out other services and by the end of 2016 the Trust decided to close the network as it was clear that the ivo network no longer required. We consider this to be a success story and are proud that we have been able to help thousands of volunteer managers to develop their social media confidence.