do-it.org.uk wins silver in international design contest

Howard Lake | 19 October 2004 | News

Volunteering website do-it.org.uk has won the Silver Award in an international web design contest run by Idealist.org.

Facing competition from organisations including the US Government’s Peace Corps, do-it.org.uk came in second place behind the American Southern Poverty Law Centre.

Do-it.org.uk is part of the charity YouthNet UK, and hosts the National Volunteering Database offering more than 62,000 volunteering opportunities across the country.

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Its editor, Tom Green, said: “This Silver Award is recognition for all the work put in by do-it.org.uk’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 do-it.org.uk 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.