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Helping employers and employees play a part in their local community


Employer supported volunteering is any volunteering carried out by employees that is supported by their employer.

All organisations have an impact on the local community in which they operate. The skills and time of their employees are a valuable resource and are a key component in making that impact positive and productive. Employee supported volunteering might be the employer supporting employees’ existing volunteer involvement, during or out of work hours; or more formal projects established to meet both corporate goals and community needs. 
Our team can advise your business or employees about volunteering opportunities and facilitate relationships with other local organisations.

Community Benefits

Employer supported volunteering can:

  • provide enthusiastic volunteers with specialist skills for specific needs
  • present differing viewpoints and a wider perspective on community issues
  • establish long-term partnerships
  • offer pro bono advice on strategic planning, project development, marketing and finance


Employer Benefits

Employer supported volunteering can:

  • raise the company’s profile and reputation in their local community
  • develop staff awareness, skills and leadership potential
  • increase staff motivation, morale and loyalty
  • improve communication and understanding between staff        


“Employee volunteering plays a very important part in team building and staff development in the Bank. Employees regularly take time out of the office to work on very practical tasks, such as conservation or building work, and these experiences are recognised within individual staff appraisal.”    Manager, Barclays Bank


Employee Benefits

Employer supported volunteering gives volunteers:

  • opportunities to develop personal, communication and organisational skills
  • a sense of fulfilment
  • the opportunity to work in environments and on issues they care about
  • a greater connection with the local community