5 very clear reasons why businesses that support their communities through employee volunteering never look back Modern consciousness and the critical need to sustain the World brings an expectation on corporations to take responsibility. We hear the term Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) bandied about and it feels like a heavy undertaking for most businesses but it really does not have to be. It simply calls for a commitment to make basic changes and embed these into your values, no matter how large or small your company is. Those that are visibly making the commitment see great return for their business and one of easiest changes to make is to support meaningful employee volunteering. Learn more... https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/5-powerful-business-reasons-support-employee-anne-th...

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Meeting Forward-Thinking Charities

I'm looking forward to meeting forward-thinking Gloucestershire charities at the Tech For Good Programme (https://www.thegrowthhub.biz/workshops/workshops/981) on 6th December at Growth Hub. I'll be talking through the opportunity around Employee Volunteering and getting hands-on with the Vtues pl...

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Naturewatch Foundation may have discovered the ideal platform for connecting to skilled volunteers

Charities rely on solid volunteers to support their aims and Naturewatch Foundation is no different. We have often felt that we have to manage with whoever we can find and whilst we have engaged some incredibly dedicated and capable volunteers we are always seeking more support. We have also seen th...

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Calling ALL Businesses: Support Volunteering as a Christmas Gift for Employees & Your Communities

Coming up to December there are a large variety of quick, short-term, volunteering opportunities that would be perfect for your employees to complete: • Fundraising team activities for The Door, The Chamwell Centre, The Farm Animal Sanctuary & more… • Web-design project for Naturewatch ...

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Local Youth Charity Wins Prestigious Police Award

At the end of October The Door team were delighted to attend the annual Gloucestershire Police Constabulary and Police and Crime Commissioner’s Impact awards ceremony.   The evening was designed to recognise the outstanding work of police officers, staff and members of the publi...

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Steve Mitchell Joins Vtues to Connect Businesses for Employee Volunteering

We're very happy to have Steve Mitchell join Vtues to connect with businesses in Gloucestershire to engage them in Employee Volunteering. Steve has vast experience as a 'connector' for both Business In The Community (BITC) and Lloyds Bank working with a wide range of charities to solve their bigges...

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Do you like cake?

...and eat it too? This is just one of the masterful creations made by our parents available for sale on our stand at the Gloucester Cathedral Xmas Market 8th December 10-4....

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Carols in the barn on 1st December

Carol in the barn concert on Saturday 1st December at 5:30pm. Christmas stalls and carol service. All welcome....

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Liberated to Help! Removing Key Barriers to Volunteering

This month we launch Vtues for the purpose of liberating people so they CAN volunteer for causes they care about. We will be connecting our first charity and CIC members with socially-conscious businesses and 'liberated' volunteers. We will reach those in Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire...

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Reaching out to minority ethnic carers

We are proud to have produced some short films in different community languages to encourage minority ethnic carers to seek support. We have worked in partnership with local community organisations Dhek Bhal and Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group, who will be using them as ...

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