Blog post by Reed from Washington, DC
I am in London today for the wedding of Prince William and Princess Catherine. The royal couple invited me to volunteer during their wedding celebration. I will be helping pour champagne for the more than 650 guests at the reception.
OK, that was a lie. I’m not in London nor have I been invited to volunteer at the royal wedding (although if they want to reach out some time for me to do some volunteering that would be cook too.) I did however think that it would be appropriate to either get a Kindness Investor from the UK this week or do a blog post focusing on a British organization helping individuals volunteer.
Do-it, a volunteer portal operated by YouthNet, claimed to be the first national database of volunteer opportunities in the UK when it was founded in 2001. Since then it has grown to be a leading connector between good organizations and people doing good.
The majority of opportunities on Do-it come from local volunteer centers in England. These organizations secure the hardware, software and training so that they can upload their vacancies onto the Do-it database. In addition, some large national and international organizations post on Do-it as well.
So when all the pomp and circumstance is done over in Old Blighty I hope my English readers will check out Do-it and find a cause that they feel passionate about and find out how they can help them! Trust me, it’s easy.