Thursday, 2 December 2010

Be inspired by this 'Big Society' app

If you're in the voluntary and community sector then you will know about the work of v, one of the UK's leading youth charities. If not it's worth finding out more.

The charity has just launched a free app which delivers micro-volunteering to your mobile, with more than 6,000 volunteering opportunities listed on the vinspired website.

It's very apt for this time of year. I haven't got time to volunteer I hear you say. Well there are plenty of flexible opportunities which don't need a regular commitment. Fancy taking part in a Santa run, joining a group of carol singers to raise money for a good cause or sharing your business acumen to help young people with their CVs?

I downloaded the app on my iPad and was impressed by how easy it is to use. My search came up with volunteering activities ranging from being a digital switchover good neighbour, costume designer for the RSPB, to being a project leader with READ International or an Ambulance Service First Responder.

If you want to make a difference and be part of 'Big Society' and are not already doing this
(as many of us are) then please take a few minutes to download this app, it might change your life!

The vinspired app can be downloaded from the iTunes store. It works with the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch and is free to download.

1 comment:

  1. i don't have a smartphone, so I HATE APPS, growl! i'm sure this is a great idea though :-)