Volunteering comes to UK professional networking site

Business networking platform LinkedIn has launched its Volunteer Marketplace in the UK, at https://volunteer.linkedin.com/.

The Guardian has an article from LinkedIn’s social impact manager explaining ‘what charities need to know’, http://www.theguardian.com/voluntary-sector-network/2015/feb/06/linkedin-volunteer-marketplace-what-charities-need-know, or go to LinkedIn for Nonprofits web pages at https://nonprofit.linkedin.com/.

There is a partnership with organisations like the Do-it Trust and Reach Volunteering to include the volunteering vacancies they already list. Over a quarter of a million professionals have already signalled an interest in volunteering on their LinkedIn profiles. The facility was originally launched in the US last year.