Lots of small community groups are run by local volunteers who just simply don’t have the time or resources to undertake bigger pieces of work. This is where teams of employee volunteers can really help out by providing much needed people-power to help these groups get things done. Just one such project was the external […]
Case Studies – Challenge
On a cold November day (two days in fact), 7 volunteers from Arval turned up to help local community group, Swindon Walcot and Parks Community Group, clear an area of ground near Buckhurst Park Community Centre to create a wildlife area that would benefit local residents. The volunteers also got stuck in with some physical […]
Eleven volunteers from RWE NPower spent a day at Lydiard Park Academy tidying up, painting and cutting back vegetation. The team used the day as a team-building event as well as helping in the community.
We carried out our volunteering day on Wednesday 14th Oct 2015 at Coate Water Park. We were met by Linda, one of the rangers who was very welcoming and talked us through our activities of the day. We were tasked with clearing away large branches which had been cut down or fallen and then creating […]
Volunteers from Nationwide’s Compliance and Risk Programme (FC&R Portfolio) got stuck in building a board walk around the side of the hill at Kings Farm Wood, Wroughton is Sept 2015. Supervised by the WWT, who are joint owners of the area linking Clouts Wood and Markham Banks nature reserves, the team cut turf, sawed and hammered […]
Local employee volunteers from socially responsible business Nationwide Building Society got stuck in at the Guides Activity Centre in Macaroni Woods to help clear their outside space:
Three groups of employee volunteers from Nationwide have been helping Wroughton Youth Adventure Charity tidy up their garden ready for a packed summer of activities. One team cleared the gutters, painted some of the benches and tables, weeded around the house and cleared the wood area from fallen branches. They had a fire all day, and […]
A team of around 25 people from Nationwide spent a day helping South Marston Parish Council improve an overgrown area of woodland to make it more accessible. With support from Wiltshire Wildlife Trust who provided the project supervisors and tools, the team managed to complete all the tasks they were set.
Staff from local hotel, Swindon Marriott, have been helping Swindon Sea Cadets get ready for a unit inspection by helping to clear their compound and clean the unit inside and out.
An 8 strong team from Nationwide’s Kingsbridge Point site have helped to make over the offices at Buckhurst Park Community Centre : “Just wanted to write a short note to pass on thanks from all users at Buckhurst Park Community Centre for the decorating and other maintenance work carried out by your team on Monday […]
Friends of the Railway Path have had support from a number of teams of employee volunteers in 2014 – the teams have been helping the Friends volunteers clear vegetation back from the path to make it more easily accessible for users …..
About 40 volunteers from Nationwide distributed leaflets and signed up possible participants for this Autumn’s SMASH DASH. Between them they got rid of something like 4000 leaflets and signed up 25 teams and individuals on the day.
Spring clean for our gardens On Wednesday 2 April, 7 ladies from Jobcentre Plus spent the day sprucing up the gardens at 2 of our Children’s Centre, ready for Spring planting. They spent the morning at Robert Le Kyng digging over beds which had been covered for winter, and weeding those beds where weeds had […]
Staff from the night/evening shift at Nationwide’s contact centre wanted to complete a challenge in their usual shift slot of 6pm and 6am. Mental health charity Rethink were delighted for them to redecorate the Activities Room in their Old Town care home, even at night. And were grateful that the team also secured donations of […]
Claridge’s Park Nationwide staff helped give Claridge’s Park a facelift, ahead of it being passed into parish council control. “It used to be a proper park in the past, but it has been neglected for a long time. All the bushes were overgrown and the lake had got a lot of rubbish in it. Nationwide […]