Volunteer day organisation
When I worked in the US, our company used to set aside one day where the entire company of 4,000 people went and volunteered in the community. Usually painting school classrooms, but on one occasion, we built an entire school library. It saved money for the schools and local government not to have to pay for this work and it ensured the work could be completed in a timely manner - the caretaker can only do so much. Perhaps the council could organise this, so that they don't have to pay for any basic maintenance of public buildings going forward.
There were longer-term volunteers who would be onsite organising the people who were there just for the day. The ratio used to be about 10:1 - 10 volunteers from the business to one organiser (who was also a volunteer, but a volunteer who did this organisation role regularly). The head teacher just ensured the children were elsewhere in the building and popped in to admire our great work at the end of the day!
Why the contribution is important
Potentially saves money for the council.
Creates opportunities for business to participate in their local community.
Rewarding for employees - we used to look forward to this day out, it was a fun team-building event.
by user419622 on November 22, 2013 at 09:50AM