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Useful, innovative, game-changing; our contribution to the complete re-birth of the UK’s first online volunteer matching service ticks all the boxes.

Re-inventing the UK’s #1 volunteering website

Approach

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.

A system that continually reassures

Volunteers

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.

Streamlining the volunteer process

Organisations

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.

Empowering other organisations

Integration

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.”

Tom Leftwich - Cabinet Office

“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.”

Jamie Ward-Smith - CEO, Do-it

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