Community Enhanced

We're a digital charity empowering civil society

Do IT Foundation has been digitally connecting communities for more than ten years, making it easy for people to come together and achieve great things. 
 

We're the charity foundation partner of the Do IT Life social enterprise whose technology helps people to do good and feel healthier and happier. Our work includes transforming the way small charities and voluntary groups access vital funding, incubating new digital civil society ventures and serving as a personal data guardian for Do IT users.

Our Story

We started out as a partner for a government led R&D volunteering programme with NCVO and Volunteering Matters. We launched our first digital project, a social action network called ivo.org, in 2009
 

In 2012 we acquired Do-it.org, the nation’s first and largest digital volunteer matching site, which we transformed into a social platform for volunteers and the community groups that engage them. In its first year the platform won extraordinary success and recruited over 200,000 volunteers as well as winning two leading net industry awards, a WeBBY and a Lovie.

 

Realising our ambition for the long term future of Do-it was bigger than our capacity to achieve it, we teamed up with EdTech company Vivo to create a joint social enterprise called Do IT Life providing a new home for Do-it to thrive in and grow. The Do IT charity has since evolved into an exciting digital corporate foundation.

 

Our People

JAMIE WARD-SMITH

Founder

An ardent social entrepreneur known for innovation in volunteerism and digital transformation, Jamie is a passionate advocate for how technology can enable community change.


He co-founded Do-it.org, the UK’s first digital volunteering service, which he ran for eight years. Jamie is a Non-Executive Director of the Do IT Life social tech enterprise. Previous roles include Assistant Director, Community Participation at the Home Office, and Marketing & Communications Director for online youth advice charity, The Mix. 


Jamie is also Chair of the Co-op Foundation, the charity of the Co-op retail Group, and is a Trustee of the housing charity London Cyrenians.

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