Sanctuary’s employee volunteering scheme has been supporting volunteer placements for our staff since 2013.

Sanctuary Group offers our employees the opportunity to volunteer for up to two days per year in the communities we support. We think this is important and encourages our staff to learn new skills, meet new people and offer their unique skill sets in different settings to help others. If you are a charity or community group and would like our help on a short-term project, then we really want to hear from you. We are looking for a number of new employee volunteering partners to help us coordinate opportunities for our staff during 2019.

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How we can help:

Our employees can volunteer for up to two days per year or up to 14 hours per placement. Placements should take place Monday to Friday during normal office hours and in some cases small grants can be made available to help with your project.

Sanctuary employee volunteers can help your charity or community group make improvements or complete a special project. Sanctuary staff have a wide variety of professional and personal skills that can support your organisation to:

  • raise awareness of the work that you do in your community
  • access a range of professional skills, for example IT support, marketing, PR, social media, maintenance support
  • complete a project on your 'wish list'
  • improve indoor and outdoor spaces.

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Sanctuary Staff collecting supplies from supermarket shoppers.


How we have helped:

Twenty-four Sanctuary employee volunteers helped Worcester Foodbank to collect five and a half tonnes of supplies from supermarket shoppers during a marathon three-day food collection.

Over the three days the Sanctuary volunteers helped to encourage donations and sort the food so it was ready to donate to families in need this winter.

Grahame Lucas, Worcester Foodbank Manager, commented: “Their enthusiastic support has helped to sustain us through an extremely challenging year.”

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What Placement Managers have said:

Sanctuary staff helped local charity Worcester Snoezelen to produce a professional marketing video, to showcase the work of the charity and their facilities.

We were absolutely thrilled to see the hard work and dedication the apprentices at Sanctuary Group had put in to making this film for us and the end result was fantastic. The film itself was great and everyone here at Worcester Snoezelen would like to say a massive thank you to those involved in the project.

Jane Roberts, Worcester Snoezelen’s Chief Officer

 

Sanctuary apprentices helping to create a video for Snoezelen

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Let's work together

If you think your organisation and our staff could work together then we want to hear from you. Contact Joe Leighton in our Community Investment team using the link below.

Email: Employee.Volunteer@sanctuary-housing.co.uk or call 01905 335411.

Alternatively, complete the form below with a few details about a project you need help with and a member of the team will be in touch.

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