From Leeds with love

Leeds volunteers span the globe. Find out how in ebook by city council staff.

Volunteering experiences form a big part of an ebook produced by Leeds City Council staff. The ebook - iVolunteerLeeds found at bit.ly/ivolunteerleeds - aims to get more people volunteering.

Self-penned staff accounts feature heavily in iVolunteerLeeds, detailing what council workers do in their own time to benefit others. The work is varied by nature and location... beyond the city, council employees have also volunteered in Asia, Africa and North America and other places.

The iVolunteerLeeds ebook was originally intended just for staff, but as it's developed we are eager to share it widely. The book not only explains the merits and personal rewards of volunteering, but we're also keen to promote others' online material.

If you like to be considered for inclusion in bit.ly/ivolunteerleeds, send online news links to Leeds City Council officer mark.travis@leeds.gov.uk Space is limited but we'll look to help when we can.

Background on bit.ly/ivolunteerleeds
The latest draft of iVolunteerLeeds is due to be complete on 29 April, in time for Leeds Volunteers Month.

Most of the indvidual accounts, meanwhile, are hosted on Slideshare.

Listed contact Mark Travis not only works for Leeds City Council, but is also a volunteer who built and hosts the book with his own equipment. More commonly, he uses such kit for his unpaid media work with Down syndrome advocates.