First time volunteers

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-03-19
Session date: 
March 19, 2014
Reference: 
2014/1528
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Can you provide me with the latest figure on first-time volunteers registered with Team London? How are you working to increase this number to instil a new generation of volunteers?

Answer

Answer for First time volunteers

Answer for First time volunteers

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As part of our work in ensuring barriers to volunteering are removed, Team London does not enforce these details as part of the registration process to make it quick and easy for all Londoners to volunteer.  However, for those volunteers who have completed this information (c.10% of the overall database) 58% are first time volunteers.  In addition, we work very hard to take volunteering to the next generation offering many of them their first opportunity to volunteer through our Team London Young Ambassadors programme, which currently has exceeded its targets to gain 400 schools signing up to the programme in year 1.  This will lead to thousands of young volunteers across the capital.