Corporate Volunteering

There are so many ways in which your business can support our charity and the vital services we provide in the local community.

One of those ways is by giving us your time. Corporate volunteering is a highly valuable experience for those who get involved, not only will you gain a great sense of achievement, there are numerous other benefits both personally and professionally:

  • Increases employee engagement through meaningful activities
  • Develops teamwork, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Delivers on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) targets/ agenda
  • Supports those seeking opportunities to fulfill their Volunteer Leave days
  • Enhances visibility and reputation in the local community
  • Provides a sense of purpose and highlights the caring nature of the workplace
  • Makes a crucial contribution to the services we provide

The type of projects our Corporate Volunteers undertake include painting rooms, sorting out storage areas, gardening, cooking and much more.

We welcome any commercial organisation, whether small scale local businesses or national conglomerates.

Please be aware we have temporarily suspended corporate volunteer opportunities at this time.

CONTACT VOLUNTEER TEAM

Phone: 01903 680743
Email: volunteering@turning-tides.org.uk

Volunteer Opportunities
Corporate Supporter
Paid Opportunities
Volunteers Corporate

 

Volunteers Voices

Turning Tides benefits hugely from the support and skills our volunteers bring to us.

Our volunteers regularly tell us their experiences really have a positive impact, not only on our clients, but also in their own lives.

Our volunteers come with a broad range of skills and expertise, which our clients and our services benefit hugely from. You can find volunteers throughout our services, supporting art groups, gardening projects, music clubs, therapy sessions, cooking classes, health and wellbeing activities and much more.

Find out what they have to say about being a Turning Tides volunteer.

Other ways to get involved

Donate
Get Involved
Corporate Supporter
Donate Goods
Work With Us

Frequently Asked Questions

How large can a corporate volunteer group be?

We welcome individuals and small groups. We would suggest the maximum group size is 12. If you have a larger group, we may be able to consider this. 

Please contact us:

Phone: 01903 680743
Email: volunteering@turning-tides.org.uk

Where would corporate volunteering take place?

Corporate volunteering can be undertaken at any of our services across West Sussex. We have accommodation in Worthing, Littlehampton, Horsham and Mid Sussex.

We would discuss the venue with the corporate organiser to ensure it is appropriate. We would attempt to place the group in a location most convenient for your employees.

Do you carry out risk assessments?

Yes, we do. Every volunteering day and location has a risk assessment completed beforehand.

Upon arrival, your team would have a Health and Safety briefing and a tour of the project so that fire regulations, amenities etc were known by all in attendance. 

We also ask those participating to complete a simple One-Off Volunteering form so we have all the necessary information in an emergency, such as emergency contacts etc.

What does a volunteering day involve?

A volunteering day would obviously depend on the activity you are completing.

No two volunteering days are the same and the volunteering team will provide you with a specific itinerary for your group including location address, special instructions, clothing advice and timings.

A typical timetable is outlined below.

9.30am          Arrive, sign in, tea and coffee. Overview of the project, Health and Safety briefing and specifics of the activity
10am             Let the fun begin

Throughout the day there will be free flowing refreshments. We do not tend to have set breaks but of course individuals are encouraged to take breaks throughout the day.

12.30pm       Break for Lunch. We are unable to provide lunch, so we encourage participants to bring a packed lunch.

1pm               Back to it!

3.30pm        Finishing up, tidying up and putting tools away.

4pm              The day closes with a group photo.

Volunteer Team

Meet the Volunteer Team

 

Our three hundred volunteers are supported by our amazing Volunteer Team who work to ensure our volunteers receive the training and support they need.

The team co-ordinate volunteering efforts across all our projects helping us to offer a variety of groups, activities and sessions to empower our clients.

Find out why Ali (Community Development Manager), Amy and Danielle (Volunteer Coordinators) enjoy supporting our volunteers.

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