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Call To Businesses – Your Community Needs You!

Published on: 19 Mar, 2015
Updated on: 19 Mar, 2015

Do you work for a company that is looking for activities and days out as team-building exercises?

Is your company hoping to promote employee volunteering? Then look no further than your local volunteer centre to help arrange a Team Challenge or advise you on volunteering opportunities.

image001The Volunteer Centres in Guildford and Waverley boroughs have recently launched a new scheme to match local businesses with charities and community groups looking for extra help.

Volunteer Development Manager Jess Hogan-Smith is very excited to be launching the scheme. She said: “We are very lucky in Guildford and Waverley to have a thriving community sector that is keen to welcome businesses with one day Team Challenges or to form longer term partnerships.

“We have already arranged a whole host of exciting Team Challenges for local businesses who have built ramps for a local horse sanctuary, hosted Christmas parties for a local disability charity, cleared local community spaces and even helped set up a fete.”

Jess adds that the benefits to local charities can be enormous, but there are huge benefits to local businesses as well.

A Team Challenge is a relatively low-cost team building exercise and can create a sense of achievement that out performs a few hours orienteering any day. Also the potential for forming longer term relationships with local community groups and charities is vast and could result in a very successful Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme for even small local businesses.

To find out more, contact Jess or Wendy at the Guildford Volunteer Centre on 01483 565456, or the Farnham Volunteer Centre on 01252 725961, or email

Click here for Voluntary Action South West Surrey’s website.

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