Charities to benefit from LinkedIn’s new Volunteer Marketplace

Charities will be pleased to hear that LinkedIn has launched a Volunteer Marketplace which lets people advertise and search for unpaid positions.

Organisations can post opportunities as they would a normal job, but at a significantly lower price. In order to ensure high quality placements, LinkedIn is working alongside volunteer-matching organisations.

LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman said: “While busy professionals who love their current gigs may not necessarily be looking for a new position, these are often the very people who are most actively engaged in ‘meaningful searches’ — a volunteer opportunity that will enhance their life in ways beyond what their primary vocation provides. By providing opportunities for all these different kinds of LinkedIn members, we aim to help the social sector by doing what we do best as a company: connecting talent with opportunity at massive scale.”

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