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After taking part in employer supported volunteering 76% of employees said that it had developed their skills.

Employer supported volunteering

Does your employer offer you the chance to volunteer within work hours? The Skill Givers project works with local community and voluntary groups, charities and social enterprises who support their community to get active and would benefit from short-term volunteers with professional skills.

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Why get involved?

  • It’s a great way to learn more about what’s available in different areas and about the amazing work going on in the community.

  • There are lots of different short-term (usually 1 day) opportunities to get involved in so you can support more than one cause depending on how much volunteer leave you get.

  • Research has shown that employees taking part in employers supported volunteering report and increase in skills, confidence and overall wellbeing.

  • It’s a great way to learn more about what’s available in different areas and about the amazing work going on in the community.

  • You have the chance to make a real difference to the community. By supporting a group with your skills you will be helping them to build their capacity which may mean that they are able to offer their services to even more people!

  • You have the chance to develop skills that you might may not use in your current role and learn new ones – both will support your individual progression.

  • You might make new friends, find a new interest or hobby!

  • You can have the chance to help us to develop the project. If there are any ideas or roles that you would like to do that aren’t on our website, we would be happy to hear from you. We want to make the project the best it can be and as easy as possible.

How does the project work?

When your employer signs up to the Skill Givers project you are will be able to register and create an account to view the volunteering roles we have available. How long you can volunteer for will depend on how much time is given to you by your employer. 
 

Who are the groups that you will support?

The groups involved in the project are local voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises, who support their community to get active and deliver services in the 1% most deprived areas of Manchester and Salford. We carry out all reasonable checks to ensure that the groups that opportunities are from are charities or not-for-profit organisations with a social aim that fits the aims of the Skill Givers project. For more information about the project and it’s aims please see the About Us section of the website.

 

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