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If you are a company with a corporate social responsibility policy then your staff will have the option to undertake volunteering as part of their work development plan.

"Employee Volunteering" is the term we use for this type of activity. Requests normally fall into two categories.

  • Group Activity:
    These projects can range from decorating, gardening, make-overs and events which when completed would make a big difference to the organisations and those people who access their services.

  • "Skill Based" volunteering
    This is when a member of staff may want to volunteer as an individual to increase their own skills using existing skills e.g. a member of staff from HR may support a board with policy.

Volunteer Centre Newcastle tries where possible to connect corporate to community but at times due to corporate demand the community may not have an activity to undertake.

If we are able, we will use our newsletters and network to attempt to match your company with an organisation or group. Once the match has been made it will be up to your company to arrange the activity directly with the organisation or group;including any risk assessment needed.

There are specialist Employee Volunteering brokers such as Volunteering Matters.

Volunteering Matters
"Our Employee Volunteering team has over 25 years' experience of providing tailor-made service support to employers developing their own corporate volunteering and business volunteering programmes.

We ensure these programmes meet corporate social responsibility (CSR) & organisational objectives, whilst meaningfully engaging with the community. We are delighted to now be supporting employers to offer online volunteering opportunities to their staff through our eMentorMe platform.

Please see Our Offer for further information.

86% of volunteers feel they have an impact on the community".
85% of volunteers feel more positive about their employer overall".

Our expert knowledge of the needs of local communities and grass-roots organisations coupled with our unique understanding of how to match employers from all sectors means that every year we engage over 10,000 volunteers from over 50 companies in more than 400 community settings.

Employee Volunteering with Volunteering Matters stands out from the competitors through our ability to deliver locally as well as on a UK-wide basis.

We risk assess all volunteering projects, comply with health and safety legislation, safeguarding and we don't charge membership fees. Our Employee Volunteering team work with various clients across the UK.

Contact Alice Braddick on 07852179725 OR email

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