Reading Voluntary Action are launching a new initiative titled RVA Youth. It aims to make volunteering accessible to more young people by helping to break down the barriers some face to getting involved. RVA Youth will offer time-based volunteering projects lasting between 10–40 hours to contribute towards a defined outcome. Both volunteers and organisations will benefit from the scheme. Volunteers will gain transferable skills and will be supported by mentors. Organisations will benefit from the insights and enthusiasm younger volunteers can bring. The brand aims to be appealing to both groups and the website makes it easier for supervisors, organisations and the volunteers to track progress and keep communication open throughout the project.



The logo created as part of the branding

Skills Placement - helps you and your mentor to assess where you require the most help. This takes place before starting a volunteering placement. At the end of the project they carry out the skills placement again to help them see where they have gained confidence. Users can also select what skills they want to focus on improving.

The project log screen outlines your current project to help keep things running smoothly. On this page, the user has access to information such as contact details, badges earned and amount of hours tracked. They can also communicate with the mentor from the organisation and the RVA supervisor.

Communication is key RVA Youth ensures communication is always accessible from the get go. Volunteers are able to communicate with organisations about opportunities they offer before applying to make sure it is right for them. Messaging supervisors and mentors can be accessed at any time on any page.

Volunteer Listings Key information is displayed in the listings and also enables discovery with tags. Information can quickly be seen to help determine if the project appeals to them, such as project length, location and tags. These tags can be clicked on to help find other related opportunites. Opportunities can be added to a shortlist.

Sonny Allward

Sonny Allward



I helped create the branding of the non-profit startup and designed the website including the User Interface and User Experience.


  • Sketch
  • User Interface
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Responsive Design
  • Web App
  • Web Design
  • User Experience
  • Typography
  • Logo Design


2 - 4 weeks



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