wins silver in international design contest

Howard Lake | 19 October 2004 | News

Volunteering website has won the Silver Award in an international web design contest run by

Facing competition from organisations including the US Government’s Peace Corps, came in second place behind the American Southern Poverty Law Centre. is part of the charity YouthNet UK, and hosts the National Volunteering Database offering more than 62,000 volunteering opportunities across the country.


Its editor, Tom Green, said: “This Silver Award is recognition for all the work put in by’s staff, volunteers and partners. We re-launched the website in April this year and have already had 25,000 people register to volunteer.”

The site was redeveloped by web design agency Interactive Bureau. The agency’s Design Director, David Curless, said: “In addition to the design work for the public site and an administration area, Interactive Bureau also produced and delivered code-compliant HTML templates which the do-it team implemented to a new content management system.”

Interactive Bureau commissioned Porter Research and Cinna Ltd. to work alongside them to deliver this project.