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YouthNet & Sony +U (Mobile Volunteering App) Digital Leaders Presentation (23.10.2011)

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    YouthNet & Sony +U (Mobile Volunteering App) Digital Leaders Presentation (23.10.2011) YouthNet & Sony +U (Mobile Volunteering App) Digital Leaders Presentation (23.10.2011) Presentation Transcript

    • Digital Leaders Case Study YouthNet & Sony Europe’s+U Mobile Volunteering Application
    • The +U concept -result of global crowdsourcing
    • In his own words…
    • +U: A mobile app to makevolunteering easier and more social
    • Why is the time right for +U?• 27% of all UK adults own a smartphone, 47% of all teens• 59% of smartphone users have acquired them in the last year and use them more frequently than other mobile users• Changing nature of volunteering
    • YouthNet & Sony +U partnership UK’s National Volunteering Sony’s Techsoft software Database with 1 million engineers build cutting edge volunteering opportunities & software solutions & mobileextensive Third Sector partners applications
    • Get involved & Contacts• Get involved: – Facebook: www.facebook.com/openplanetideas – Do-it database: http://www.do-it.org.uk/• Contacts – Olly Benson: Olly.Benson@youthnet.org – Susanna Halonen: susanna.halonen@eu.sony.com
    • “Do-it is the most comprehensive database of volunteeringopportunities in the UK, offering more than one million opportunities to volunteer from 28,000 organisations in the UK so there is huge potential to develop the way in which we encourage and motivatepeople to volunteer. We are delighted to be partnering with Sony on the pilot for this ground-breaking idea because, ultimately, Do-it isdriven by the passion to make it as easy as possible to volunteer and ‘+U’ will help us to achieve that goal.” Emma Thomas, CEO YouthNet
    • “Mobile volunteering has the potential to engage millions of individuals across the globe in volunteering and have a positive impact on the lives of many more; it is for this reason that Volunteering England is delighted to have contributed to the development of "+U." The initiative offers a new platform for building partnerships between business and the community and, in doing so, represents an innovative approach to volunteering and corporate responsibility.” Andrea Rannard, Head of Infrastructure Development, Volunteering England