Take part in practical volunteering and discover the benefits of employer supported volunteering.

Supporting your staff to take part in volunteering is proven to offer a range of business benefits, including the following:

  • It delivers powerful community engagement, helping your business to develop an understanding of the social issues affecting your staff and customers
  • It enables staff to get out of the office and participate in physical exercise, improving physical and mental health
  • It provides cost-effective soft skill and team building development by encouraging staff to work together in a new environment
  • It supports charities, increasing pride amongst staff and improving employee engagement
  • It raises your profile as an employer committed to responsible business

We work with organisations from across the charity sector to offer a tailored volunteer package ideal for organisations of all sizes. What’s more, we take care of all the planning – so all you need to do is get your staff together and enjoy the day.

Packages include the following:

  • Initial consultation service
  • Quality risk assessment
  • Joint PR opportunities
  • Team leader training if required
  • Tailored post-event evaluation
  • Full review of annual activity

With a range of membership levels available, we can work with you to develop a bespoke volunteer programme.

Find out more about our volunteer action days:

As well as bespoke volunteering opportunities, you can also take part in our volunteer action days. These are themed days or weeks that we allocate in the year to encourage as many volunteers as possible to take part. Action days are an ideal taster for practical volunteering, particularly if you are just starting out on your volunteering journey.

  • Love Your Landscape Day – Taking place on 27 September, Love Your Landscape Day encourages businesses to support Northern Ireland’s beautiful landscapes and the organisations who manage and maintain them
  • Charity Shops’ Challenge – For this unique volunteer challenge we support business teams to take over the running of a Cancer Focus charity shop for the day, competing against other companies to make the most money for charity
  • Get Online Week – Use your experience and know-how to introduce someone to the online world with Get Online Week (14 – 20 October)

Testimonials:

Allstate – The Cornfield Project

“Always great to be able to contribute to help people who are there for the local community, helping others that find themselves in difficult circumstances!”

“It is good to gain experience working with different people in a different environment. This can only help build confidence where you are pushed outside your normal comfort zone and have to meet and communicate with people from other companies.”

“It is good for the moral of employees where they see a company is willing to go the extra mile to help support their local communities.”

Caterpillar – Harberton Special School

“It was a really enjoyable day, from getting out of the office for the day but also the knowledge that you are helping an organisation who are doing a lot of excellent work in their field.”

CME Group – Clandeboye Tree Nursery

“Great to get out for a day and meet likeminded individuals and feel that we were doing something positive for the local community.”

Firstsource – The Welcome Organisation

“Not only was it great to be there for the reason we were but it was a great team building exercise for us all.”

Fujitsu – Mount Stewart

“Great team spirit. Great to see the same effort of my colleagues normally seen at work applied to manual labour!”

Mid & East Antrim Council

“Volunteers were extremely enthusiastic, interested and hard working. Volunteers seemed to enjoy themselves on the day, and we enjoyed having them.”

The Welcome Organisation

“The volunteers were focused and engaged and keen to get involved in the range of different tasks involved.”

Rainbow Child & Family Centre

“The volunteers were friendly, warm and very welcoming. They engaged well with our staff.”

St John Vianney Youth Centre

“The team was fully committed and done a very god job.”

For more information, complete the form below, or contact Andy Nisbet Friel on (028) 9046 0606.