At Volunteering Matters, we find the volunteering opportunity that is tailor made for your employees. This ranges from skills development programmes, to practical team building opportunities. We will source a bespoke tailored opportunity for your business, overseeing health and safety, insurance and all logistics to ensure a successful, meaningful experience for your employees. We are now able to offer your employees the opportunity to volunteer online though our eMentorMe platform.
Skills based team volunteering
Skills based team volunteering is highly effective as it enables your employees to pass on their professional skills to the community. As a team, volunteers can host world of work days, employability sessions, CV workshops, and even help build capacity build within charities themselves.
Not only does this benefit the community & help achieve your CSR objectives, but volunteers involved develop new skills, build confidence and gain a real understanding of the needs of local organisations and area.
Interactive Team Volunteering
Interactive days allow volunteers to work with people in the community, gaining experience of their lives and giving back in a fun, engaging day.
Projects can include going to a homelessness shelter and assisting with the food service, helping run an activities day at an elderly care home or helping to run a sports day for disabled people.
To read an example of this type of Employee Volunteering, click here to read our Bank of America Elderly Day Care centre Case study
Practical team volunteering
Practical volunteering days allow teams to make a tangible difference to community spaces. By gardening, conservation or painting, teams can get their hands dirty making a big difference.
Practical volunteering gives teams the chance to team build and engage positively with their local community.
To read an example of this type of Employee Volunteering, click here to read our National Grid Environmental Volunteering case study.
eMentor Me is a digital 1:1 mentoring platform for employees who want to mentor people looking to develop their skills and enhance their employability. Mentors and mentees are matched based on shared interests and goals and supported by our experienced volunteer managers.
Removing the need, and time expended on travel, eMentorMe offers employees (and the companies they work for) flexible volunteering opportunities with a high impact.
Our Talent Matters programme allows individual talented volunteers to go in to a charity to pass on their professional skills. This gives charities and community organisations a valuable and sustainable resource over a period of time to improve their operations, reporting and potential funding scope.
Talent Matters will give volunteers the chance to develop their skills in a different environment, tailored to their role and development, helping the charity improve their communications, marketing, impact measurement and internal systems. This programme will be facilitated by Volunteering Matters and can be tailored to meet HR development criteria around skills progression as well as CSR objectives.
Schools Partnerships – Reading, Maths & Mentoring
Volunteering Matters offers programmes in primary and secondary schools based around reading, maths and mentoring. Offering one to one support, volunteers help students become confident and able readers; provide targeted assistance with maths; and/or help improve academic confidence and grades and raise aspirations.
Volunteering Matters researches a suitable school and sets up the programme, provides training, processes DBS checks and offers on-going support for volunteers and the school throughout the year. We also carry out a full evaluation if desired.
Click here to read our Deutsche Bank Maths Mentoring case study.