Employer Supported Volunteering
Are you a group who support your community to get active and would you benefit from short-term volunteers with professional skills and expertise?
How can employer supported volunteering help?
Many companies offer their employees, who have professional skills and expertise in many areas such as administration, marketing, finance, accountancy or planning, time off to volunteer as part of an employee supported volunteering programme. Skill Givers works with local voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises, who support their community to get active and would benefit from short-term support to connect them with these employees who are able to donate their valuable skills and experience.
Benefits to getting involved:
- access to volunteers with a range of professional skills to offer
- support to build the capacity and sustainability of your group or organisation
- support to identify potential short-term volunteering opportunities
- the opportunity to raise awareness of your group or organisation
- the opportunity to shape the development of the Skill Givers project.
What kind of volunteer roles would be suitable for Skill Givers?
The opportunities we are looking for are short projects that could take place over 1, 2 or 3 days and require skills such as IT, marketing, finance, web design, graphic design, photography, business support etc.
We are asking groups to think about what their challenges are or what their wish list would be, if they had more time, more money or more resources. We are also open to volunteer roles that could be more long-term, for example mentoring half a day a month or more traditional roles, such as fundraising and supporting at events.
Who can get involved?
The project aims to support voluntary and community groups, charities and social enterprises who deliver sports, physical activity sessions or support their community to get active in another way. The project is prioritising the groups who offer sessions to the community in the eight most deprived areas of Salford and Manchester.
For Salford these are postcode areas: M5, M6 and M7.
For Manchester these are postcode areas: M4, M8, M9, M11 and M40.
If you have any questions about whether you are able to join the project please contact the Skill Givers Project Coordinator.