Corporate Volunteering & Community Projects
|Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a business model that helps a company be socially accountable — to itself, its stakeholders, and the public.
Many businesses offer their employees time and experience for one or two days per year, or sometimes more frequently.
At BVA, we are fortunate to have a number of local businesses of all sizes keen to assist with projects, events and charitable activities across Basingstoke & Deane and we want to create effective partnerships between willing teams and charities or groups seeking short term or one off support.
As well as funding and practical support through volunteering, many charities and community groups often require physical resources, storage and material support. See our new section ‘Community Resources‘ Details coming soon.
Charities or Community Groups needing support
We are currently increasing the number of business contacts offering to donate time to support community projects so Charities and event organisers, please outline your requirements for help by filling in the form below and we will be delighted to initiate contact.
If you are a business offering people or resources
Please see below for case studies showcasing successful partnerships that have been brokered by BVA.
SeeAbility - Fir Tree Lodge
SeeAbility press release, 11 September 2019
Local Charity SeeAbility benefits from efforts of Stryker volunteers
An energetic team from Newbury based medical technology company, Stryker, spent a day at SeeAbility’s Fir Tree Lodge helping bring their sensory gardens back to tip top condition. As well as cutting back small trees and bushes, weeding, sweeping and clearing play areas and pathways, the team also planted new plants and even painted fences.
Makeovers like this make a big difference to the health and wellbeing of residents at Fir Tree Lodge, which is a 10 bedroom residential home for adults with a range of disabilities and complex needs.
SeeAbility’s Volunteer Manager Ivy Button said: “Volunteering is known to motivate employees as it gives them the chance to give something back, pass on their skills or even learn something new. Their involvement makes our communities happier, healthier and safer. The contribution of organisations such as Stryker – whom I’d like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to – makes a tremendous difference to charities like SeeAbility, and we’re very grateful for their support.”
Stryker’s Finance Director, Rob Mills said: “The Stryker team thoroughly enjoyed the day and I hope we contributed a little towards an enjoyable outdoor space. We appreciated meeting the staff and people who live there and getting to understand the great work that the charity does for both them and their families. Smaller charities or causes get less press coverage and support but the work they perform is tremendous and needs to be more widely appreciated.”
Notes for editors: www.seeability.org
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Registered as The Royal School for the Blind, SeeAbility is one of the oldest disability charities in the UK and has pioneered specialist support for over 200 years. www.seeability.org.uk