Increase Workplace Wellbeing Through Volunteering Projects

1 December 2020

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There are multiple methods of improving company culture, from better time management to clearer communications. One of the most influential factors is the maintaining of staff morale, which is a tricky thing to achieve across the board.

A powerful way to enhance morale and wellbeing is to encourage staff to take part in volunteering projects and suggest how they could make a difference outside of the workplace. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some top opportunities to share with your employees.

Age UK

A wonderful charity that helps the older generation in so many ways, Age UK is a great place to volunteer. A particularly valuable role is that of the Age UK Befriender, which is when you get matched with an OAP in the local community.

You might be able to visit them in person as part of their support bubble, but if not you can definitely chat to them on a regular basis over the phone to provide companionship. It’s a great way to make a real difference to someone’s life and you’ll definitely find it rewarding.

NHS

Did you know that you can volunteer at the NHS? There are over 300 types of roles available, all of which help the organisation to deliver exceptional healthcare across the UK.

We all need to support the NHS more than ever, so if you have some free time it’s well worth getting in touch with your nearest hospital, GP surgery or NHS Trust to see if they need some assistance. This page on the NHS website is a good place to start.

Hull Homeless Community Project

If like us you’re based in East Yorkshire, here’s a great one that supports the local area. Committed to preventing homelessness and helping those who are facing it, Hull Homeless Community Project is always on the lookout for people to join its volunteer community.

With opportunities that include direct support, such as its rough sleeper outreach team and assisting at drop-in sessions for vulnerable women, to working on its education side and encouraging others to feel empowered, every day is a chance to give someone the right support to turn their life around.

Mind

This national charity is dedicated to ensuring that no one has to face a mental health problem alone. The organisation has branches and charity shops all around the UK, so it’s easy to find ways to help in your local area.

Volunteering opportunities at Mind are very wide-ranging, such as pitching in at one of their offices or shops, telling your story through a video as part of their Mental Health Stories campaign, or becoming a media volunteer and talking to journalists about your own experiences. People aged 11-24 can also join their Youth Voice Network, which gets the message out to the younger generation.

Get in touch

We create positive workplace environments that ensure your staff are comfortable, happy and productive. To find out more about how we can help your business, get in touch on 01482 301000.

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