My idea is for a new, digital service called 'Volunt-Here'. 'Volunt-Here' (or 'VH' for short) would be a sort of brokerage platform where young people could find volunteering opportunities that match their interests and free time. Speaking as a young person myself, there are loads of things out there to do but often you just don't know about them or they're only advertised in places like shop noticeboards or newsletters that come through the door – places that young people don't exactly look (the ones I know, anyway)! 'VH' would put all these opportunities in one place, in a way that young people could find and use easily – as a phone app. Everyone's always on their phone, so you have to put these things in places like that where we can find them. We could use the money to make the app and then maybe it would catch on and other places can start using it too.

Why the contribution is important

Because young people need to be able to find things on their phone or we won't even know about it! And the council might be able to make some more money from the Volunt-Here app later on. Also, it's important to hear ideas from young people like me!

by admin on June 28, 2015 at 06:32PM

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  • Posted by johnsmith100 June 29, 2015 at 17:38

    This sounds like a very 'current' idea. And all the young people will be keen on 'apps'.

    However we will need to make sure we secure the right volunteering opportunities on the app and that there is a healthy supply. Otherwise it'll all be a waste and won't be used very much.
  • Posted by joebloggs123 July 01, 2015 at 12:00

    I think this is a great idea. Combining technology and public service, two of my favourite things!

    I have some experience in app development, I would be more than keen to get involved on this project. Get in touch!
  • Posted by EricL July 01, 2015 at 12:54

    Will young people actually want to volunteer and help others on their own accord?
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