Last summer we wrote about how generation Y wants to make a difference in the world. Young, ambitious entrepreneurs spoke about ways to use modern technology for creating social impact. One of them was Boudewijn Wijnands, CEO of Deedmob, an online platform for volunteering. The Deedmob team has been working hard since that time, and they were happy to tell us more about what they are doing.
Volunteering in the 21st century
When you think of volunteering work, you may picture a grey-haired lady sitting behind a desk in an old community center, waiting for someone to sign up for volunteering work in the retirement home. That’s a pity, thinks Tycho Onnasch, Founding Team Member of the volunteering startup Deedmob. So he and his team – all Oxford graduates – decided to create a sophisticated, extensive online platform that connects volunteers and employees with social organizations.