**Currently our practical volunteering is on hold due to COVID-19**
Please view our interactive volunteering calendar for a range of COVID-safe volunteering opportunities.
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. View the Volunteering Calendar.
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. Thank you to SPAR who sponsor the Cares calendar of volunteer action days.
**Currently all practical volunteering is on hold due to COVID-19**
“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.”
Allstate | The Cornfield Project
“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.”
Caterpillar | Harberton Special School
“Great to get out for a day and meet likeminded individuals and feel that we were doing something positive for the local community.”
CME Group | Clandeboye Tree Nursery
“Not only was it great to be there for the reason we were but it was a great team building exercise for us all.”
Firstsource | The Welcome Organisation
“Great team spirit. Great to see the same effort of my colleagues normally seen at work applied to manual labour!”
Fujitsu | Mount Stewart
“Volunteers were extremely enthusiastic, interested and hard working. Volunteers seemed to enjoy themselves on the day, and we enjoyed having them.”
Mid & East Antrim Council
“The volunteers were focused and engaged and keen to get involved in the range of different tasks involved.”
The Welcome Organisation
“The volunteers were friendly, warm and very welcoming. They engaged well with our staff.”
Rainbow Child & Family Centre
“The team was fully committed and done a very good job.”
St John Vianney Youth Centre
For more information, complete the form below, or contact Angela McCartney on (028) 9046 0606.