Community is an important word for us. It forms part of our values and it is essential part of our vision, so it seems right that we have built a staff volunteering programme with ‘community’ in its title.
We recognise and value employee volunteering and the difference our people can make in the communities in which we live and work, and giving back to the community is a win for you too.
It’s been proven that being involved in charitable work improves your overall mental wellbeing, as well as contributes to your personal development. Additionally, you can list your participation in our Community Spirit programme as evidence as living the values in your next performance review.
We recognise the important benefits that employee volunteering brings in terms of the development of skills that can be brought back to the workplace, and in increasing colleague morale.
Everyone who works for us is entitled to take two days (or sixteen hours) a year out of their daily work lives to contribute to society. This is a benefit we offer to our staff and is in addition to annual leave allowance.
How it works
It’s all about choice and trust. Find something you are passionate about and make a difference to the community we work and live in.
Simple really – you can either choose to be part of one of our Volunteer days or find your own.
How to take part
You can submit your request to volunteer using this SharePoint form, which will be sent to your manager for approval.
We are looking for volunteers
Want to use your volunteering allowance and have a deep influence on someone’s future?
Email Alex.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to arrange a chat on you might get the most from this programme, and you can keep up to date with the latest opportunities using this SharePoint list.