Employer Supported Volunteering

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Employer Supported Volunteering

What is Employer Supported Volunteering?

Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) is when employers offer their employees paid time off to volunteer in their local community. It is becoming increasingly popular as employers recognise the potential to develop both their business and its staff while also supporting and improving their community.

How can Volunteer Centre Salford support Employers to offer ESV to employees?

We can offer:

  • Knowledge of local organisations and their needs
  • Details of voluntary opportunities for individuals and teams
  • A brokerage service matching interests, skills and availability to voluntary tasks
  • Co-ordination of the volunteering day
  • Photographs and a write up of the day that can be used on your website

What are the benefits to our business?

  • The company image and reputation is enhanced with customers and employees
  • It is a great way of demonstrating social responsibility policy and building a positive reputation for your business in the locality.
  • Employees’ skills are developed and morale and motivation are increased
  • Team working within and across departments is improved
  • A commitment to developing strong and healthy communities is demonstrated
  • Networks are created with customers and partners
  • Valuable insight into the community in which you operate
  • Positive publicity

The difference your business can make

Your business can make a real difference to your local community, enabling the organisation you support to deliver improved services to Salford residents. You will lead the way in building important partnerships between the private and voluntary sector, reducing barriers between different sections of society and become an example of how a business can be an important partner in shaping the lives of people in our community.

You and your employees can give time and develop skills in four types of volunteering:

Team challenges — one-off practical tasks to improve local sites such as refurbishing a community centre
Providing business expertise — completing a short project for a charity, e.g. writing a business plan or designing a website
Becoming a regular volunteer — a variety of activities from mentoring a young person to visiting an older person
Become a Trustee — you will be able to make a difference to the management and vision of an organisation. You and your fellow board members are responsible for overseeing the organisation and taking decisions around strategy, finance and HR.

To get involved or find our more, contact Claire Roberts on 0161 787 7795 Email: claire.roberts@salfordcvs.co.uk

Click on the images below to find out more about some of the days we have organised:

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What does ESV mean for volunteer involving organisations?

Employees may bring different skills and knowledge to your organisation. They could provide expertise for a short term project, become a regular volunteer or a Trustee / Committee Member. If doing team volunteering a group of employees can help complete practical tasks. Their involvement may help to raise the profile of your organisation and diversify your volunteer team.

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Salford CVS & Volunteer Centre
Registered address 
The Old Town Hall 
5 Irwell Place 
Salford, M30 0FN

Tel: 0161 787 7795 
Email: office@salfordcvs.co.uk


Salford CVS is the city-wide infrastructure organisation for the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector; providing specialist information, advice, development support and opportunities for influence and collaboration.

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