Do-it was one of our founding clients and total passion project for SOON_ After years of commercial digital work, it was incredibly motivating to work on a project for a different sector that has meaningful, grass roots impact. Everyone at SOON_ poured their heart and soul in to the project - and we continue to do so, supporting the project after launch and committing to a 3 year program of new work and upgrades.
Highlights of the project included working with Do-it’s genuinely inspirational & visionary CEO, Jamie Ward-Smith - a man who is changing his industry. We also teamed up with some amazing partners - including sector recruitment specialist Prospectus and the UK Cabinet Office who grant fund the service. Don’t buy in to the cynicism - we’ve seen first hand that there are people in government who get it, can take risks and really, really care.
Do-it changes the prevailing paradigm and puts the volunteer at the heart of the experience - pushing tailored, personalised content to them, helping them manage their volunteering and creating a public volunteer CV to share with potential employers.
For the first time, organisations can use Do-it.org to recruit volunteers direct by creating a profile and “self-serving” - recruiting, tracking applicants and managing response all through the system.
The site was only one facet of the service. Built on top of our RESTful JSON API, the Do-it web service allows customers to use integrate Do-it features in to their existing systems. Only a month after launch we’re already powering volunteer search for Marie Curie, youth volunteering site vinspired.com and the Mayor of London’s volunteering program.
- 40,000 organisation and growing
- 1500+ new opportunities a week
- 650K volunteers
“It seems incredible that the new Do-it was just a concept on paper a year ago…But what you have achieved is incredible.”
“I am pretty blown away by what you’ve all achieved and am extremely grateful for giving us such a great new platform; it’s going to have a huge impact - so thank you very, very much.”