ValueYou is a charity that provides a volunteer recognition scheme for people that undertake community volunteering. We first launched the scheme in Ealing in February 2014. We expanded to Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea in early 2015 and to Islington and Camden in June 2015. In 2016 we launched the scheme in Croydon, Hounslow, Wandsworth, Barnet, Merton, Redbridge and in 2017 in Portsmouth. In April 2018 we introduced ValueYou in Lambeth, in June Hackney and Havering and in November we launched in Kingston. Those taking part in the scheme get access to discounts and gift vouchers provided by local businesses.
We believe that communities should find ways to say thank you to people who help out. Our scheme is one way of saying thank you to volunteers.
We are mainly funded by grant giving organisations and councils. We have a small team with one paid member of staff. Our Board makes sure we are well run and we make good use of our funds for the benefit of the community.