It’s important for businesses to play a part in improving their local community, and encouraging your staff to volunteer is one of the simplest ways to make a positive impact.
VAL can help businesses of any size, whether you’re a national brand or a local company, to identify employee volunteering opportunities and match you with groups who are most in need of support.
By getting involved in volunteering, businesses can fulfil their Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR), whilst contributing to the wellbeing of staff and helping make a positive difference to local communities.
Support for local groups
If you are part of a local group and you need volunteers to help with a project, we can also help match you to businesses seeking volunteering opportunities.
Simply submit a contact form using the link at the bottom of this page to let us know your requirements, and we can work with you to match you with a business that meets your needs.
Who have we helped?
VAL supported the George at ASDA International Team to volunteer for a day at Silver Oaks Residential Home in Coalville. The volunteers helped the residents with Christmas-themed activities like carol singing, baking cakes and putting up Christmas decorations.
We worked directly with George at ASDA to find the opportunity, connected them with the residential home, and then helped the staff at Silver Oaks to design a day that would benefit both the residents and the volunteers.
The end result was a positive experience for both the volunteers and the residents, which benefited George at ASDA in enabling them to fulfil their CSR, and offered much-needed help to a local organisation.
"Having attended VAL's Volunteer Managers Network, I heard about the employee volunteering opportunity and soon put Silver Oaks forward... We had asked our residents what they would like to have on the day, and ideas were shared with VAL and George International representatives. A plan was agreed, and we were delighted at the enthusiasm and ideas put forward by George International representatives. They are offering so much more than we expected and hope they are looking forward to the event as much as we are."
Sarah, Silver Oaks Residential Home
How to get involved
If you would like VAL to offer support to your business with employee volunteering, please contact the VAL Volunteering team using our Employee Volunteering form. We will then allocate a member of our team to work with you directly.