Youthnet brings in fresh volunteers with dating project

YouthNet is launching a matchmaking campaign on its volunteering site Do-it.org.

The Do-it Dating project follows research carried out by YouthNet into the motivations behind volunteer work. The findings showed that the majority of individuals volunteered for the opportunity to meet new people. Less than 40 per cent said they wanted to volunteer to help a charity.

The campaign is a joint project with online dating service IvoryTowers.net, and will match people with a compatible partner who they will meet at a volunteer day. The charity will run a series of one-off environmental events such as working at a youth centre garden project.

It is trialling a day on 20 July for people in their 30s and will run another event in August targeting 18-30 year olds.

"It's just a different way to get people involved,

said Jamie Thomas, marketing director at YouthNet. "It's a fun way of bringing like-minded people together."

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