Charities seeking volunteers should register with new Team London website
The Mayor’s volunteering programme for London, Team London, will launch a website on May 30th to match Londoners with volunteer work.
Interim assistant director at the programme, Patrick Feehily, spoke at a Team London event last week, and called for charities looking for volunteers to register for free with the site to enhance their profiles. Registered charities will also be eligible for Team London funding in addition to the volunteers.
Feehily said that the site was based on the Cities of Service model in New York City, whose website has attracted 1.2 million users. Volunteers will be able to apply for opportunities through the site, without landing on the charity’s own page. They can then make their own profile to demonstrate which causes they have helped. The site provides an efficient means of communication between charities and volunteers.