Employer Supported Volunteering

What is Employer Supported Volunteering?

Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) is when employers offer their employees paid time off to benefit their local community. It is a great way of fulfilling a corporate social responsibility policy and building a reputation as a responsible business.

Please click here to find out about how Volunteers from IGT helped local homeless charity Emmaus Salford.

How can we be supported to offer ESV to our employees?

We can offer:

  • Knowledge of local organisations and their needs
  • Details of voluntary opportunities for individuals and teams
  • A brokerage service matching interests, skills and availability to voluntary tasks
  • Local  publicity for team builds

What are the benefits to our business?

  • The company image and reputation is enhanced with customers and employees
  • Employees’ skills are developed Employees’ morale and motivation are increased
  • Team working within and across departments is improved
  • High calibre employees are attracted and retained
  • A commitment to developing strong and healthy communities is demonstrated
  • Networks are created with customers and partners
  • Valuable insight into the community in which you operate
  • Positive publicity

The difference your business can make

Your business can make a real difference to your local community, enabling the organisation you support to deliver improved services to Salford residents. You will lead the way in building important partnerships between the private and voluntary sector, reducing barriers between different sections of society and become an example of how a business can be an important partner in shaping the lives of people in our community.

You and your employees can give their time and develop their skills in four types of volunteering:

Team challenges — one-off practical tasks to improve local sites such as refurbishing a community centre or archaeological site renovation

Providing business expertise — completing a short project for a charity, e.g. writing a business plan or designing a website

Becoming a regular volunteer — a variety of activities from mentoring a young person to visiting an older person

Become a Trustee — you will be able to make a difference to the management and vision of an organisation. You and your fellow board members are responsible for overseeing the organisation and taking decisions around strategy, finance and HR.

To get involved or find our more, contact Salford 4 Good on Tel: 0161 787 7795, Email: info@salford4good.org