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Five things I’ve learned from Skill Givers

Over the last few months, I’ve had the pleasure of working together with Skill Givers – a project that aims to harness the power of employer supported volunteers and connect them up with sports clubs and community groups in Manchester and Salford. Skill Givers is funded by Sport England and has a specific focus on working with groups that help people get physically active; from local sports clubs and community centres that host activities such as yoga or keep fit sessions, to gardening projects and local park groups. My work with the project was specifically focussed on connecting with these groups and helping them identify ways individual employer supported volunteers could support their work.

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When it comes to employer supported volunteering, who should be in the driving seat?

I read an article recently that suggested that one of the ways employer supported volunteering could be more successful, is for the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector, to engage better with the trends of corporate social responsibility managers within businesses.

I don't agree.

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