Employee volunteering

Employee volunteering, where staff donate time and skills during work hours to tackle local social issues, is an effective and powerful way for businesses to invest in their people and local communities.

We offer a range of volunteering programmes to inspire companies to work together to tackle key social issues. Our vision is to make employee volunteering normal practise within business.

Last year, over 18,000 employees from 380 companies supported their local communities through Business in the Community’s volunteering programmes.

We aim to ensure that employee volunteering happens in the areas most in need and is focussed on our key impact areas of Education, Employment and Enterprise. BITC can support with a year-long strategic employee volunteering package organised by sophistication and/or social issue, as well as with one-off practical or skills based team challenges.

What we offer

Programmes

Our programmes are designed to deliver measurable benefits to the local community and are delivered through our network of regional offices across the UK.

This means action is taken on the most important issues locally and in the communities with the greatest needs.

  • Give & Gain Day - the global celebration of the power of employee volunteering

  • ENGAGE Key Cities - an international network of employee community engagement projects run in 35 cities internationally

Taking action on employment:

  • Ready for work - business involvement to support some of society's most disadvantaged people to enter employment

  • Get Ready! - early business support to people who have experienced homelessness to build their skills and confidence

Taking action on enterprise:

  • arc - connects social enterprises with big businesses

Get involved

Speak to one of our local, regional or international teams or call our national employee volunteering team on 020 7566 8720.

Business in the Community partners #iwill campaign

Business in the Community partner with employee volunteering campaign #iwill

Employee volunteering

Community Leadership Team

Key contact

Sinead Devereux
Community Investment and Employee Volunteering Co-ordinator

Tel: +44 (0)20 7566 8720
Email: sinead.devereux@bitc.org.uk

Get involved

Speak to one of our local, regional or international teams or call our national employee volunteering team on 020 7566 8720.

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