Volunteering with your colleagues
18th January 2019
If you would like to try something different with your colleagues, why not spend a day volunteering? Get in touch with our corporate team on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01962 852133 to discuss activities, location and to set a date. Below are some ideas of using your skills to help our charity.
Get Stuck In
If you would like to get your hands dirty, spend a day bringing practical improvements to one of our care homes or centres. Spruce up the communal area with a coat of paint, get the garden ready for spring, or help out with the odd jobs around the home to free up our staff and volunteers to delivery the quality personalised care they are known for.
We can utilise your skills or show you how it’s done, but rest assured you will be supported by our team throughout the day. Ideal for teams of 4-10 people.
Pictured below: Lloyds Bank volunteers sort out the outdoor areas at Brendoncare Meadway, giving a comfortable, safe, beautiful space for the residents to relax in. Volunteers from Zurich and Coffin Mew help to put up all of the Christmas Decorations at Brendoncare Knightwood and Park Road.
Plan an Activity
Many of our clubs run a varied programme including activities, entertainers and speakers. The clubs would love for you and your colleagues to plan an activity for their members to enjoy (and this would save money being spent on entertainers too!). This could be a quiz, local interest talk, a physical activity (depending on the club), sharing a skill, or anything that is suited to you.
This is an ideal activity for smaller groups, from 2 – 5 people.
Share Your Skills
Does your team have a keen photographer? An aspiring fitness instructor? Could your HR team spare a day out of the office?
As a charity, sometimes our resources and budget are limited. With direct support for our staff, perhaps through a one off 1:1 session, a day of training or hands-on practical support, this can not only ease pressure but fundamentally strengthen the organisation.
- Movie making workshop to strengthen social media profile
- Workshop on utilising technology to improve clubs service
- Management skills workshop for all managers
- Basic HR practices for all who are interested
- Skills workshops in (e.g.) Excel, photoshop, time management etc.
- Run a yoga or mindfulness session in our central office for staff and volunteers
Pictured below: Mike took a day from his usual massage table and brought relaxation to members of staff. This improved staff morale, and gained Mike some new clients!To read our other news stories, please click here