Employer Supported Volunteering
Employer Supported Volunteering is when an organisation provides the opportunity for their employees to get involved in volunteering projects within work time through individual employee opportunities or as a group.
Whether you are looking to introduce employer supported volunteering into your organisation for the first time, or are looking for a way to make the most of your employees volunteering days, we can help.
Skill Givers is an employer supported volunteering project delivered in partnership with Macc and Salford CVS, working with organisations across both Manchester and Salford. The project links businesses with local voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises, who support their community to get active.
The Skill Givers project enables employees of businesses involved, to donate their valuable skills and experience through individual short-term volunteering opportunities, helping to build the capacity and sustainability of these local groups. By getting involved, volunteers will also have the opportunity to improve their own wellbeing, along with developing their skills and confidence.
Skill Givers is funded by Sport England’s Opportunity Fund, which aims to encourage people to volunteer to help tackle challenges their communities face. The project will specifically prioritise the 8 most deprived areas of Manchester and East Salford.
If you would like to get involved or hear more about Skill Givers you can get in touch with the Project Coordinator Hayley Lightfoot.
Manchester City Council and Manchester Heath and Care Commission Partnerships
Volunteer Centre Manchester works with Manchester City Council and Manchester Health and Care Commissioning to match their employees, who get 3 days volunteer leave each year, to organisations who need support. This might be those ‘wish list’ tasks that never seem to get done such as web development, social media support, information systems management, bid writing or anything that needs dedicated skills or time that voluntary and community organisations might not have at their fingertips.
If your organisation could benfit from involving short term volunteers from Manchester City Council or Manchester Health and Care Commissioning then don't hesitiate to get in touch with the volunteer centre on 0161 830 4770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Employee Team Volunteering
Although Volunteer Centre Manchester do not facilitate or organise corporate team volunteering we do know that lots of organisations want to offer their time, skills and people power to good causes across Manchester. Therefore, we are happy to email your offer of support to our voluntary, community and social enterprise partners - you can see an example of a previous mail out here.
To facilitate us in doing this, please fill out this form.
Here is a guide to how to writing a challenge that suits employer supported volunteering schemes and that will target the skills and energy within businesses looking to share their time and skills with voluntary and community organisations.
Here's a guide to uploading your short term employer supported volunteering opportunity so it will also appear on the MCC and MHCC platform.