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London addresses many challenges with the support of citizen volunteers, including poor social cohesion and low social mobility. Citizen volunteers looking to make a difference in the city can visit London's volunteering website and browse over 50,000 opportunities.

One of Team London's many successful volunteer programs is Skill-UP, which matches skilled business volunteers with staff from small charitable organizations to help them develop their skills and become more efficient in their roles. This helps the organizations to be as effective and efficient as possible and to have an even greater impact on London’s communities.

London has been a member of the Cities of Service coalition since 2011, when former Mayor Boris Johnson signed the Declaration of Service.

Mayor Sadiq Khan

Prior to being elected mayor in 2016, Sadiq Khan was a solicitor specializing in human rights and was a councillor in the London Borough of Wandsworth from 1994 to 2006. In 2005, Mayor Khan was elected member of parliament for Tooting. He was appointed Minister of State for Communities in 2008 and later became Minister of State for Transport, becoming the first Muslim and first Asian to attend Cabinet. He was also Crossrail Minister. In 2013, Mayor Khan was appointed Shadow Minister for London, and in 2015 he led the Labour Party campaign in London in the General Election.