Give & Gain Day in Wales 2017

Give & Gain Day 2017 

Give & Gain Day is the annual celebration of power and potential of employee volunteering and the positive impact it can have in communities, schools and workplaces across Wales. Through volunteering, companies and employees can develop stronger, longer-lasting community relationships, build their own skills and support local community / charity groups in the work they are doing every day.

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You can book your Give & Gain Day 2017 Wales project by clicking here!

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Coordinated in Wales by BITC Cymru, Give & Gain Day 2017 is an amazing opportunity for companies and employees from all sectors to come together and have a positive impact, together and at scale.

This year in Wales, Give & Gain Day will take place on Friday 12 May, with other volunteering activity taking place throughout the week (8 - 12 May 2017). There is a small charge to taking part in Give & Gain Day in Wales this year. The cost per volunteer is £45 + VAT and most volunteering projects require a minimum of 10 people to take part. You can find more information about each project on the booking page (link above).

In Wales, Give & Gain Day 2017 is sponsored by the the Welsh Government and Wales & West Utilities.

"I am very pleased that the Welsh Government is again supporting Give & Gain Day which is a great initiative and provides an extensive range of volunteering opportunities for businesses and employees to get involved and support their local communities. It provides a very rewarding and valuable experience for individuals whose involvement makes a real contribution and does really make a difference." - Ken Skates AM, Cabinet Secretary for Economy & Infrastructure, Welsh Government 

"At Wales & West Utilities our skilled and dedicated colleagues do their very best to keep the communities we serve across Wales and the South West of England safe and warm. Employee volunteering allows us to engage and connect with the communities we serve and means local groups and organisations can take advantage of the skills that our staff have - from raking gardens to running workshops and from painting walls to refurbishing community centres! Give & Gain Day 2017 is a great opportunity to celebrate the benefits businesses can bring to communities through volunteering and we are proud to be involved." - Mark Oliver, Director of Business Services, Wales & West Utilities 

We are delighted that so many Welsh employers have already signed up to take part in Give & Gain Day 2017. Thank you to:

AF Blakemore & Son BRC Recruitment
Carpets n Carpets Castle Leisure
Costain DAC Beachcroft LLP
Finance Wales PLC GE Aviation Wales
Gerald Davies Ltd Glyndwr University
Hafod Hugh James Solicitors
IKEA Cardiff Inprova Energy
Intellectual Property Office Jehu Group
Jewson Kaplan Altior
LCB Construction Legal & General
Lovell Monmouthshire Building Society
Morganstone Network Rail Wales 
Office of National Statistics Public Health Wales
Principality Building Society R&M Williams
Trivallis V12 Retail Finance
Wales & West Utilities Watts Truck & Vaan
Welsh Government  

For more information on how you can take part, please contact:

  • Simon Walters, Community Impact Co-ordinator, on simon.walters@bitc.org.uk or 029 207 80054

  • Mark Emery, Community Impact Co-ordinator, on mark.emery@bitc.org.uk or 029 2078 0055

  • Or you can search online for our hashtag #giveandgainwales 

Give & Gain Day 2016

As part of Give & Gain Day 2016, over 500,000 local people received over 9,000 hours of volunteer time, with an estimated value of over £100,000. Give & Gain Day projects took place in Cardiff, Newport, RCT, Swansea, Wrexham, Caerphilly, Vale of Glamorgan, Torfaen, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Conwy.

To find out more about the positive impact that volunteering made in Wales through Give & Gain Day last year, please take a moment to download and read our 2016 Impact Report!