Employee Volunteering with Volunteering Matters
Our Employee Volunteering team has over 24 years’ experience of providing tailor-made service support to employers developing their own corporate volunteering and business volunteering programmes.
Speed careers workshop online
Volunteering Matters has been organising online workshops in partnership with Deutsche Bank to help students make informed decisions about their career goals.
Employee Volunteering: Kasim’s Story
Kasim is a mentor on our Employee Volunteering e-mentoring programme. He was matched with a year 11 student from the Co-op Academy of Failsworth and they exchanged emails over our secure server for 10 months.
Employee Volunteering: QBE Business Insurance and Bridge Renewal Trust
“The day was fantastic for QBE Business Insurance- we all really enjoyed it and commented at the end of the day on how beneficial and rewarding it was.”
Employee Volunteering: Vauxhall Primary School
We see the pupils who have a dedicated reading volunteer grow in confidence, not just in their reading but in their overall class participation.
Employee volunteering: Aviva
We are very to pleased welcome Aviva as a new client for team volunteering. Aviva provides around 31 million customers worldwide with insurance, savings and investment products. The partnership has got off to a great start already and engaged with 10 regional offices with active teams of volunteers in Norwich, Eastleigh, Perth, Sheffield, Bristol, Liverpool … Continued
Employee Volunteering: Maddie’s Story
"Having Stewart come forward and volunteer to help me with Cathleen’s Cabin has been awesome and transformational."
Employee Volunteering: Stewart’s Story
“I’m currently working within the Co-op’s Leadership, Talent and Learning team as one of our Lead Learning Designers. I’ve been in the field of Learning and Development for the past 10 years and it’s something that I’m really passionate about. When the Skill Share volunteering programme was created by our team in partnership with The … Continued
Employee Volunteering: Northleigh House School
"The volunteers have not only lightened the load and raised our spirits by completing so many jobs but they have enabled us to stay open."
Employee Volunteering: Simon’s Story
"Getting involved with this project has been one of the best decisions I have made during my time at Pearson, and I am grateful to the company for its support."
Employee Volunteering: Kosar’s Story
City wise recruits unemployed volunteers aged 50+ who want to make a difference in their communities through offering their skills and experience to help others.
Deutsche Bank, Born to Be schools project : Tom’s Story
"I decided to volunteer because it is a chance to do something different away from the corporate world, and to make a positive contribution to society."
Deutsche Bank, Born to Be schools project : Rahat’s Story
" I felt honoured to witness Aamir progress"
Employee Volunteering : National Grid’s Experience
"Together we are leading the way in skills development through employee volunteering."
Employee Volunteering : Co-Op’s Experience
"Their ability to provide quality volunteering opportunities have enabled thousands of our employees to make a real difference in their local communities."
Employee Volunteering : Mike’s Story
"Volunteering is part of what makes us distinctive as an employer and makes careers at National Grid more attractive, which drives future recruitment."
Barriers and Benefits: Tackling inequalities in health through volunteering
In general those who could benefit most from volunteering are the least likely to be able to take part in it. This paper from Volunteering Matters looks at what organisations can do to start addressing the equity issues in volunteering.
Employee Volunteering – Who is benefitting now?
Employee Volunteering (EV), also known as Employee-Supported Volunteering (ESV) and Corporate Volunteering (CV), “enables a valuable interchange of ideas, skills and knowledge."
The Massive Get Together
On Thursday 17th September, we are uniting with 9 other amazing charities to respond to the impact that COVID-19 is having on the charity sector by staging The Massive Get Together in a bid to raise £500,000 together!
Volunteers honoured at the Royal Garden Party 2019
Our volunteers and guests from projects running across Scotland were nominated to attend as a gesture of thanks for their commitment to their roles supporting vulnerable people in the community.
Employee Volunteering featured on Companies House blog
Written for Companies House blog to mark Volunteers' Week 2019, our Director of Strategy Paul Buddery talks employee volunteering.
New digital platform brings potential of online volunteering to businesses across the UK
We’re excited to announce that Volunteering Matters is teaming up with the German social enterprise Volunteer Vision to make online volunteering easy for businesses across the UK.
Positive Futures for young Londoners
To mark National Careers Week, The Petchey Academy sixth form students were joined by volunteers from professional services firm Deloitte for a day of activities designed to develop key employment skills.
Spotlight on …. Our Employee Volunteering in Schools programme
Highlighting our corporate volunteering programme, where employee volunteers are placed in schools to support students with reading and other subjects.
Employee volunteers ‘discover their impact’
For the eighth consecutive year, in celebration of Discovery Communications’ annual ‘Discover Your Impact Day’, our Employee Volunteering team arranged 23 one-off team volunteering projects across London for 500 employees.
Volunteering Matters launches new ‘Talent Matters’ programme to support smaller charities
On 5th September we are launching ‘Talent Matters’ - a new skills-based individual volunteering programme.
500 DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS STAFF VOLUNTEER IN LONDON FOR ‘DISCOVER YOUR IMPACT’ DAY
In our seventh year supporting Discovery Communications’ ‘Discover Your Impact’ day, we will be sending 500 media professionals out to 23 community projects across London on Friday 17th June.
PwC celebrates ‘One firm, one day’ with biodiversity volunteering projects
To celebrate PwC’s ‘One firm, one day’ on 20th May, Volunteering Matters will be sending over 200 PwC employee volunteers out to a number of environmental projects to support and preserve biodiversity.
Deutsche Bank and Volunteering Matters are celebrating 15 years of working together to support young people from economically deprived areas through a Volunteering in Schools Programme.
Raising career aspirations for young disabled people with Vodafone
Following the success of our workplace initiative with the DWP last year, Volunteering Matters is placing young disabled people in Vodafone stores for work shadowing opportunities.
Volunteer Expo Live 2022
The UK’s national Volunteering Show has landed! Volunteering Matters is delighted to be involved in Volunteer Expo Live, a national event that seeks to connect volunteers, organisations and the charity sector together under one roof in order to help introduce more people to the world of volunteering. Volunteer Expo Live, which is being hosted by … Continued
Numeracy coaching during lockdown
We are in lockdown, but the future of young people cannot be on hold. In April, the Support my Future Programme promoted by Volunteering Matters in partnership with Deutsche Bank and Harris Academy Bermondsey moved online. “Young people may experience increased feelings of isolation, uncertainty and anxiety, it is therefore vitally important for us to engage and connect with them continually … Continued
Volunteering Matters for Social Prescribing
Director of Strategy Paul Buddery on why Volunteering Matters is delighted that social prescribing is a high priority for health services across the UK.
Volunteering can be the catalyst for social change – if all Three sectors play a part
Volunteering Matters' Chief Executive Oonagh on Volunteers' Week for Third Sector.
What would a week without volunteers be like?
Volunteers are invaluable. For older and isolated members of the community, young people leaving care, for disabled volunteers, for the NHS, and many more. Out Chief Executive Oonagh considers what a world without volunteers might look like.
Impactful employee volunteering powered by digital technology
Our Development Manager, Dr. Angela Schlenkhoff Hus, who is based in London, shares her experience of mentoring a young refugee in a small town in Germany, thanks to a new digital platform.
New Year, Volunteer!
Our Head of Communications Alison Harvie on how to get that New Year’s resolution off the page and into action.
Corporate Volunteering: an international comparison
Our Employee Volunteering Development Manager, Dr Angela Schlenkhoff‑Hus recently contributed a chapter on corporate volunteering around the globe to an international volume. In this blog she draws out key findings, and food for thought, from her research and literature review.
Top tips for creatively marketing to potential volunteers
In this blog post we’re looking at the creative marketing tips that we’ve been sharing - you might find something new or different you could consider applying to your volunteer recruitment and marketing!
Championing skilled volunteering
Volunteering Matters' Chair Anne Heal on the power and potential of skilled volunteering to bring businesses, the voluntary sector and communities together.