Our global scale volunteering!
23 May 2014
Five teams help our neighbours for Give and Gain Day
Around 100 staff from across the University got involved in Give and Gain Day, a global initiative run by Business in the Community (BITC), to support our social responsibility agenda and contribute to professional development and team building.
Give and Gain brings together like-minded organisations to use their ideas, talents and resources to enhance their social responsibility impact through a national day of employee volunteering in 25 countries as diverse as Spain, Iran, Nigeria and Guatemala.
The efforts of our six teams – from the Division of Communications and Marketing, the Office of Social Responsibility, Directorate of Human Resources, Directorate of Estates and Facilities, Recruitment and Admissions for the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science and School of Materials, and the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences PSS senior leadership team – are recounted in full colour on the links below.
Head of Human Resources at the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences Sue Field – whose team worked with that from the Office of Social Responsibility – said: “It gave a sense of achievement through team working, contributing to projects that benefit our community, taking opportunities to work together and forge new working relationships – and a great deal of fun!”
In total over 13,300 business volunteers from 186 companies gave over 93,261 hours volunteering time, worth over £1 million, helping hundreds of thousands of people across UK communities.