Adult Volunteers

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What work have you done to promote adult volunteering in organisations such as the Scouts/Guides and other such organisations?


Answer for Adult Volunteers

Answer for Adult Volunteers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I am a huge advocate of the value of volunteering and am actively promoting opportunities across all organisations. Through the Volunteering London group we are developing actions to promote valuable volunteering opportunities for groups such as the Scouts and Guides.

I have also put in place a dedicated volunteering web page which can be found at which highlights both the's national volunteering database and the events volunteering calendar through which opportunities can be promoted.

I am also an advocate of the YOU London partnership of uniformed youth groups, and recently hosted a briefing session at City Hall with young leaders and volunteers from YOU London's presentation team. They are an inspiring group of young adults and I look forward to helping to promote their work as they launch across London's boroughs over the coming year.