Employee volunteering provides a way of developing personal skills and gives you the chance to work in a completely new environment. It enhances your CV and gives you a sense of self-worth. You also get the chance to contribute to local issues or groups you care about and really make a difference.
What can I do?
Most employees start off by taking part in a team volunteering activity over one day with their business colleagues; things like making over a garden, decorating a community building or organising a day trip for people in need.
However, some charities aren’t able to take advantage of this kind of offer but would still love employee volunteers to get involved with them. So, how about offering your business or professional skills to help a local voluntary organisation? You might be an IT whizzkid, a social media guru, an ace number cruncher or a marketing mogul. There’s sure to be an organisation who could use your help. Most skills based volunteering roles are short-term projects that require just a few hours of your time.