Can Corporate volunteering help your project?

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Dear Friend

Following another successful year in 2019 engaging with Corporate (Business) Volunteers giving back to the community we are again developing an opportunity wish list from the voluntary and community groups in Luton.

Unfortunately, we live in a time where we are always busy and lacking in time to perform those important jobs but just don’t seem to have time to prioritise them, well we are here to help you!

What would you like to add to our wish list for 2020-21?

If you are a small voluntary/community organisation that has short /small pieces of work that needs to be done then our aim is to promote your idea to the corporate volunteers from local businesses and match them up with opportunities.    Some ideas might be things like:

Painting a community spaces, equipment                           

Environmental Projects

Erecting a gazebo, tables or benches                                     

Mentoring

Making or building raised flower beds                                   

Make Vegetable boxes, fences, etc.

If you have an idea and need help in making it become a reality please let us know your ideas by completing the attached form and include any pictures if you have any.  Should you have any questions please do not hesitate to call or email.    Please feel free to forward this email to other colleagues or organisations you know who could benefit from this opportunity.   Please note this is a wish list and we cannot guarantee it will be done.  We will then organise to visit you, discuss the process in more detail and take some initial pictures to promote to the corporate volunteer groups.

 What is Corporate Volunteering?

‘Corporate Volunteering’ – basically is local businesses who want to ‘give’ something back to the community.   In the last 2 years we have seen some successful partnerships and some great projects completed by these corporate teams who are keen to repeat the experience again this year – for photos of previous projects www.facebook.com/VolunteerLuton

In addition to this project I am involved in a variety of initiatives to support the Voluntary & Community groups in Luton – this includes providing information subscriptions to Voluntary Works, Training opportunity and information about how to find funding and promoting your service.  Please contact me for further information.

Kindest Regards

 Christine Smith

Voluntary & Community Sector (VCS) Officer

Strategic Community Services

Luton Council

Lewsey Community Centre, Landrace Road, Luton, Lu4 0SW

Christine.Smith@luton.gov.uk

01582 548773

07713 303726

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