About Employee Volunteering

We help companies implement dynamic and rewarding employee volunteering programmes across Ireland.

As a Social Enterprise based in Ireland our criteria for success is measureable impact. Our objective is to maximise the benefits to society and the environment by making it easier for businesses and community groups to work together towards a common aim. We offer the same high quality of volunteering across the UK and Ireland, and across a broad range of community, conservation or environmental causes.

Our aim is to make it easy for you, give your people choice and for everyone to have a great experience. That’s what creates a successful volunteering programme. We make it easy for busy employees to volunteer by removing barriers and obstacles to their participation. We deliver a great volunteering experience to ensure their time is put to great use, an important element to help ensure they volunteer again next year to help build programme momentum. We provide volunteer choice; we help volunteers make an impact for a cause in which they believe. This creates sustainability and many will go on to develop long term community relationships. 

We offer the same high quality of volunteering across the Ireland, and across a broad range of community, conservation or environmental causes and we report on the impact on the individual, the business and the community. 

How we started

We run your Employee Volunteering Programme....you run your business

In 2006, four successful people, from different careers, came together to create our Community Coaching Project.  It was similar to other ILM coaching programs but with a significant difference.  Instead of finding colleagues to practise their coaching on, our delegates worked with young people from their local communities who were from disadvantaged backgrounds.  The results were amazing.  Not only did our delegates achieve their ILM coaching qualification but even more importantly they helped someone to start changing their own life for the better.

We started talking to businesses about the impact that their employees could have in their local communities.  We found that there was a huge appetite to do more but businesses needed it to be easy for their employees to get involved.  We also found that an opportunity that would appeal to one employee could be different for another and so choice was an important part of the process.  The experience also had to be a great one.  Volunteers don’t tend to go back if they don’t see the value they are adding or they don’t enjoy it. We also realised that the experience had to be great for the charitable organisation or community group as our clients’ brands were at stake.

Today

Along with our sister company in the UK we have grown to a team of 92 full time and part time friends and the volunteers we supported helped 465 different community organisations in 89 different towns and cities across the UK and Ireland. 

The types of volunteering activities and events that we do, is always growing. Our teams do lots of gardening, decorating, coaching and befriending.  They also share their business skills with community groups, developing business, marketing and fundraising plans and it doesn’t stop there.  Each event is bespoke, to respond to the needs of the community and to fit with our clients business goals.  

We are excited to be in launching in Ireland this year and look forward to meeting new people to support a common aim to make a real difference in the communities in which we all live.

 

Our Values

We strive to be the first choice for our customers

Regulatory compliance is integral to everything we do

We anticipate and organise ourselves for change

We lead with purpose and integrity

We seek new opportunities and meet threats

We strive for outstanding performance