Join In – The #BigThankYou

Comedian and Join In patron Eddie Izzard led the nation’s biggest ever thank you to sport volunteers at the 2014 BBC Sports Personality of the Year.

During the show, Eddie asked the TV audience and everyone at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro to add their thanks and the response was enormous! The #BigThankYou hashtag was the top trend on Twitter – first in the UK, then worldwide – beating the X Factor final on the same night. Continue reading “Join In – The #BigThankYou”

Join In – The #BigHelpOut

Following the success of the #BigThankYou at BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2014, Join In and BBC Get Inspired embarked on recruiting 10,000 volunteers into community sport the following year – the #BigHelpOut. Launched with Eddie Izzard on BBC Breakfast↑ and Tanni Grey-Thompson on BBC One’s The One Show (see below), we built on … Continue reading Join In – The #BigHelpOut

Join In – Making Time behavioural science research

Join In’s ground-breaking research↑ looked at how behavioural science can persuade more people to give their time and ​volunteer, with a focus on sport. Presented in partnership with BT and leading social impact research consultancy Simetrica↑, the report revealed the ‘who’, ‘what’, ‘how’ and most importantly the ‘why’ of volunteering. The launch in Whitehall was led by Join In Chair … Continue reading Join In – Making Time behavioural science research