"Employer Supported Volunteering"; David Bradshaw, Volunteer Centre Winchester

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  • WDSP key areas: Health and Wellbeing Safe and Strong Communities Economic Prosperity High Quality Environment Inclusive Society
  • In 2007, 36% of employees had an employer supported volunteering scheme available to them. 1 This has jumped since 2005, when 24% of employees in England and Wales worked for employers with schemes. 2 It is reported that approximately 70% of FTSE 100 companies have some kind of employer supported volunteering programme 3 . This is in marked contrast to SMES, with 20% of employees of medium sized businesses and 14% of employees of small businesses having an employer supported volunteering scheme 1 .
  • "Employer Supported Volunteering"; David Bradshaw, Volunteer Centre Winchester

    1. 1. Employer Supported Volunteering David Bradshaw-Manager (job-share) Volunteer Centre Winchester
    2. 2. Volunteer Centre Winchester <ul><li>Service of Winchester Area Community Action </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting ‘ not for profit organisations ’ </li></ul><ul><li>Brokerage – ‘ Dating Agency ’ </li></ul>
    3. 3. Winchester District Strategic Partnership www.wdsp.co.uk <ul><li>Inclusive Society </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Increase participation in regular </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>volunteering by developing employer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>supported volunteering and increasing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>numbers of older volunteers ” </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The Need <ul><li>250 Organisations </li></ul><ul><li>500 volunteering opportunities A-Z </li></ul><ul><li>Huge range of task/skills required </li></ul><ul><li>Standard volunteer? </li></ul><ul><li>Big Society </li></ul>
    5. 5. How you can help <ul><li>Staff volunteering as individuals </li></ul><ul><li>Offering specialised skills </li></ul><ul><li>Team Challenges </li></ul>
    6. 6. How will your employees benefit? <ul><li>Employees feel good about themselves </li></ul><ul><li>New learning opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Encourages team spirit </li></ul><ul><li>Broadens outlook </li></ul><ul><li>Renewed enthusiasm </li></ul><ul><li>Improves Health </li></ul><ul><li>Employees nearing retirement have the opportunity to consider what they can do in the future </li></ul>
    7. 7. What are the benefits to you? <ul><li>Contributing to the community -WDSP </li></ul><ul><li>Enhancing employee ’ s view of the company </li></ul><ul><li>Improving morale and staff retention </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits to staff and to organisation </li></ul><ul><li>Building a positive external profile </li></ul><ul><li>Staff bring added enthusiasm and new ideas </li></ul>
    8. 8. What next? <ul><li>Contact Volunteer Centre Winchester: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Individual chats </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Team challenges </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Offering specialised skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>National volunteering database www.do-it.org.uk </li></ul>
    9. 10. <ul><li>David Bradshaw or Sue Heath-Caldwell </li></ul><ul><li>Volunteer Centre Winchester </li></ul><ul><li>68 St Georges Street </li></ul><ul><li>Winchester </li></ul><ul><li>SO23 8AH </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01962 848030 </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>www.volunteercentrewinchester.org.uk </li></ul>

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