What is Do-it?
Run by online charity YouthNet, Do-it is the UK’s leading volunteering
Do-it hosts more than 1.3 million opportunities to volunteer from 550
Volunteer Centres, grassroots organisations and major charities, such as The
National Trust and Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Using a quick postcode search, alongside articles and case studies to inspire
volunteers, Do-it helps engage people with communities by ensuring voluntary
work is quick and easy to find.
Whether you’re searching for volunteering on your company’s intranet, or
at a local Volunteer Centre, Do-it will be the website helping you find your
Opportunities are searchable
by postcode, area of interest
or type of activity. Do-it
enables people across the UK
to find the right volunteering
opportunity for them at the
click of a mouse.
Search results are listed according to proximity, and top-
line descriptions are displayed. To see further details, you
can click on “More information and contact details”
Partnering with Do-it
The Do-it search function can be syndicated to your own website, meaning that
employees can search for volunteering opportunities without leaving their intranet
site. The function will appear in your look and feel, ensuring a seamless journey from
search to application. You can see some examples of this function on the next page.
By promoting more than 1.3 million
opportunities to volunteer from your own
intranet or internet site, you can
transforming your employee volunteering
and/or community program This will help
you hit your volunteering targets and prove
your commitment to volunteering within
The Do-it feed will appear
on your website in your
own look and feel, so
customers experience a
seamless journey from
search to application.
Examples of Do-it feeds
provided to Directgov and
The Southern Co-operative
Benefits of using Do-it in your organisation
Visibly demonstrate your corporate support for volunteering and feature information
about your employee volunteering and community programs alongside the Do-it search
Remove the main barriers to volunteering, such as not knowing where to find an
opportunity, not having enough time to apply, and not finding anything local.
Help charities local to your business, which have the opportunity to use the skills,
expertise and knowledge of your employees.
Gather valuable data for you to report on the level of volunteering activity.
As part of partnership, we will provide you with monthly reports on search activity on
your syndicated Do-it feed. You can use these to monitor the success of your
employee volunteering programme and include in the CSR section of your annual
reports. Your Do-it reports include the following information:
Total number of searches;
Searches by area of interest and type of activity;
Opportunities viewed by area of interest and type of activity;
Number of registered volunteers;
Number of volunteers by age range, disability, ethnicity and gender;
Number of volunteer applications.
Do-it syndication fees
Annual fees for a feed of Do-it opportunities are based on the number of employees
and are as follows:
Number of UK employees Annual fee*
Up to 1,000 £2,500
1,001 – 10,000 £5,000
10,001 – 25,000 £7,500
25,000 – 50,000 £10,000
50,000 + £15,000
*A 10% discount is available for all organisations in Volunteering England’s “Membership Plus” scheme.
Case study: Do-it and Centrica
Briana Whitlock, Corporate Responsibility Officer at Centrica tells us how using the
power of Do-it has helped Centrica employees get involved in volunteering….
“Our approach is to enable our employees to support
the causes they care about through their volunteering
activities. That’s why we’ve developed the Get
Involved programme – to help employees who want to
participate in volunteering. Get Involved provides
toolkits, a calendar of upcoming opportunities and
other resources such as the Do-it syndication feed.
We believe that by supporting our employees in carrying out volunteering activities,
whether during business hours or in their own time, they gain positive feelings about
the company and feel more engaged. Volunteering also helps to develop employees’
skills that they can then apply at work. This is all in addition, of course, to the benefits
to the communities our employees are reaching out to.”
Case study: Do-it and Centrica cont….
“The Do-it syndication feed provides our employees with an easily accessible tool to be
able to find activities in their local area that fit with their availability and interests. We
have an average of 258 searches each month for opportunities, with 5412 searches in
total since we took on the feed in November 2008.
The feed has been a great tool for our employees. The statistics we receive each month
inform us of the interest in volunteering throughout the year, which enables us to
provide more timely campaigns and relevant opportunities.”
Partnering with Do-it is a superb opportunity for your company to make a direct and
demonstrable investment in employee volunteering. Not only are you investing in a
powerful tool that can help to transform your employee volunteering programme, you
will also be supporting Do-it and the UK's volunteering electronic infrastructure.
We would be more than happy to come and show you the power of Do-it, or provide
further information and answer any questions you may have.
For more information or to set up a meeting, please contact Catherine Skakle at
020 7250 5767