Volunteering UK is a partnership between Reason Digital and Bob Barbour
With combined experience of over 30 years developing strategy and technology for social good, we exist to bringing the benefits of the digital revolution to the not for profit sector.
Volunteers are the lifeblood of communities and social causes, but there’s a lack of quality technology to help connect them with the causes they care about.
When vInspired went into liquidation last year, the youth sector lost a huge asset, and tens of thousands of young volunteers lost a means to volunteer, gain skills, build networks and thrive.
Rather than let this happen, we took on the digital brokerage service and are transforming it into a service for volunteers and good causes of all ages, shapes and sizes.
We’re here to create a low cost, high quality digital service designed and built 100% around the needs of volunteers and social causes.
For too long, the voluntary sector has been starved of the quality technology it deserves. We’re here to change that.
About Reason Digital
Reason Digital is a 40-strong team of digital changemakers working in the tech for good space who understand how to build digital platforms and engagement tools that increase awareness, spread influence and drive income. It works with both large and small charities, including
- scaling Age UK’s award-winning volunteer befriending service by digitsing key volunteer management processes;
- designing digital diagnostic tools and a brand and website for Volunteering Week for NCVO;
- developing a platform to promote current media volunteering opportunities for The Media Trust; and
- designing a website to help recruit sports coaching apprentices for Coach Core;
Reason Digital also devised, designed and spun out the social value reporting tool Impact, to promote and support more accurate measurement of – and engagement with – social impact activity in the voluntary and corporate responsibility sectors. The tool is being used by organisations as diverse as Network Rail, DWF, The British Library, Helpforce and Places for People.
About Bob Barbour
From 2016, until the charity closed in 2018, Bob led the digital transformation programme at vInspired, transforming vinspired.com into the UK’s leading digital volunteer brokerage service for young people.
Bob passionately believe that the voluntary sector needs to do tech differently and his personal dream is of a voluntary sector in the UK and beyond that truly benefits from the digital revolution.