London named Europe’s top city for volunteering

 

London has been crowned the best city in Europe for volunteering, beating off competition from 10 other rival cities on the eve of the United Nations’ International Volunteer Day. London scooped the title European Volunteering Capital 2016 in recognition of the innovative programmes of London 2012, when volunteering took centre stage at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The award is run by the European Volunteer Centre, known as CEV, and promotes volunteering at a local level by giving recognition to places that support and strengthen partnerships with volunteer centres and celebrates the difference made by volunteers. The winning bid was led by Team London, the programme set up by Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, to increase volunteering levels in the capital.
Early Morning London Eye
 

 

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