Employee volunteering

(With thanks to Help the Hospices for this text)

Would you like your colleagues to support Paul Sartori Foundation? Your workplace and your hospice can benefit when employees volunteer.

How volunteering helps us

Without volunteers hospices could not continue the work that they do. A study by Help the Hospices in 2006 found the economic value of volunteers to independent charitable hospices in the UK is estimated to be over £112 million.

Whether they provide professional advice or get their hands dirty weeding a garden, your staff’s skills and time could be invaluable to Paul Sartori Foundation.

How your workplace can help

You could help Paul Sartori Foundation in many ways, either individually or as a group, by:

  • promoting volunteering opportunities on your company’s intranet or noticeboards, in newsletters or at staff meetings
  • helping at hospice fundraising events such as sponsored walks, ‘Light up a Life’, charity balls or concerts
  • setting up team challenges involving garden ‘makeovers’, decorating or general maintenance
  • using your company’s specialist skills, for example in IT, marketing or retail
  • getting your employer to match money raised from your colleagues’ own fundraising events.

How volunteering helps you

Taking part in a volunteering activity could help to motivate your staff and build team morale, as well as providing them with important life skills.

“We gained so much from working with Help the Hospices on our community event. Because the hospices were located near to all of our places of work, our people were able to volunteer at a local hospice in their community. This really helped build employee engagement; our people were able to get to know one another while doing something that made them feel really proud and that made such a difference.”

Simplyhealth volunteer, 2007

Employee volunteering in practice

Watch the Simplyhealth volunteering video to find out how they made a difference to their local hospices and how the employer, employees and hospices benefited.