ValueYou is a charity that offers a volunteer recognition scheme for people who dedicate time volunteering in their community. We believe that communities should find ways to say thank you to people who help out. Our initiative partners with local independent businesses who want to give by offering a discount to our volunteer members. Membership is free of charge, and our work helps to encourage people to shop locally and support small businesses.
We first launched the scheme in Ealing in February 2014, and we've steadily been adding new areas to where our services are being offered.
In 2015 we launched our scheme in
Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Islington & Camden.
Croydon, Hounslow, Wandsworth, Barnet, Merton & Redbridge.
Lambeth, Hackney, Havering & Kingston
Walsall & Southwark
We are mainly funded by grant giving organisations and councils. We have a very small team with one paid member of staff and a few of our own dedicated volunteers. Our Board makes sure we are well run and we make good use of our funds for the benefit of the community.
To date we have given registered over 2,500 volunteers to our discount card scheme, from over 200 different organisations.