An Employee Action Day is a rewarding and exciting team-building project, planned and delivered for you at your choice of location. Employer Supported Volunteering enables your team to create or enhance community gardens and growing spaces, or to carry out hands-on practical conservation work to improve green spaces for biodiversity and wildlife.
Corporate volunteering has been shown to:
sincere thanks again for such a fun and rewarding day – we had a few aches yesterday, but nothing too bad, which is reassuring! Please pass on my thanks to the whole team from TCV as well, particularly from "Team Pond"! - Hayley, Cancer Research UK
Our committed staff, volunteer leaders, community groups and volunteers often lack the tools, materials, support and investment necessary to reclaim and protect Scotland’s green spaces. As a result many of these green spaces are closed to the public, and are not supporting their potential for wildlife or local people. Quite simply, without your support we could not work with and inspire the vast numbers of people we do, manage the many green spaces we already do, or aspire to reclaim the many hundreds of others in Scotland that are not actively managed for community benefit or nature conservation.
Through employee volunteering your team, employees and support can make a massive difference to communities where most needed, practical work takes place on sites ranging from the most beautiful locations in the capital, to those that are most deprived.
Employer Supported Volunteering connects your team with the community you work in and provides a unique opportunity to build team dynamics and staff morale.
With locations across Scotland, projects range from creating habitats such as ponds or wildlife meadows for threatened species, improving access to neglected public green spaces by building new paths and steps, learning traditional skills such as hedgelaying, or creating spaces for communities to grow food.
I really enjoyed the day, really felt a sense of achievement and giving something back. - Gabriel, RBS
Throughout the day, the volunteers will be able to choose from a range of tasks requiring various skills and fitness levels. They will receive appropriate training and learn new skills. Working at their own pace in teams outside of the working environment, they will be able to build new synergies with their co-workers as well as identify their own strengths and skills. The group and individual will receive a satisfying challenge as well as the sense of accomplishment from achieving the tasks. They will come back energised and with the satisfaction of having made a significant contribution.
Everyone really enjoyed it. I think it was the perfect balance between variety and substance so everyone had a good sense of achievement by the end. Looking forward to the next one! - Tom, JP Morgan
With over 50 years of experience in organising and leading practical conservation tasks you can be sure of a rewarding experience. TCV Scotland offer a bespoke service from identifying a suitable project through to organising and leading the day, ensuring the environmental and community benefit is maximised.
Our fully trained leaders will arrange your day, organising the work, tools and equipment, provide environmental expertise and of course tick all health and safety boxes by providing first aid cover, risk assessments and insurance.
For further information about opportunities in your area contact
Niall Traynor, Corporate Support Officer
44 Mortonhall Gate
Edinburgh, EH16 6TJ
Tel: 0131 664 6170 or 07740 899558