Dumbo Feather
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES for the COMMON GOOD
News  | 

Corporate Connect Volunteering Program Opportunities


Saturday, 23rd February 2008 at 12:11 pm
Staff Reporter
United Way Sydney has a Corporate Connect Volunteering Program which creates opportunities for community organisations in the Sydney Metropolitan area to benefit from corporate volunteer groups.

Saturday, 23rd February 2008
at 12:11 pm
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
Corporate Connect Volunteering Program Opportunities
Saturday, 23rd February 2008 at 12:11 pm

United Way Sydney has a Corporate Connect Volunteering Program which creates opportunities for community organisations in the Sydney Metropolitan area to benefit from corporate volunteer groups.

Projects are fully managed by United Way Sydney and include projects such as backyard blitzes, community BBQs, social support, vacation care and more.

Corporate Volunteer Manager, Wendy Chin is currently seeking new projects within the community sector.

Chin says the Corporate Connect Volunteering Program has been in existence for a few years in Sydney but has really taken off in the last 2 years.

She says the United Way model is a method by which groups of employees volunteer one working day towards an identified and need-based project in a community organisation.

She says once completed the aim of projects is to leave a meaningful and worthwhile legacy for the organisation and its clients.

Chin says the individual projects are fully managed by United Way Sydney staff ensuring little impact on corporate and community resources but with maximum benefit to each organisation.

In 2007, United Way Sydney completed 64 projects, contributing over 5200 volunteer hours with almost 1000 corporate volunteers.

United Way Sydney CEO, Doug Taylor says their Corporate Connect program has provided considerable benefit to their community partners because they are able to benefit from extra in-kind and capacity building resourcing and in a way that ensures they carry no extra costs and headaches.

He says it also provides a great way to help their corporate partners commence a process of engaging with their local community and getting a greater awareness of the challenges and opportunities.

If you are a community organisation who could benefit from the Corporate Connect Volunteering Program, you can go to the website and complete an expression of interest. Go to www.unitedwaysydney.com.au




Got a story to share?

Got a news tip or article idea for Pro Bono News? Or perhaps you would like to write an article and join a growing community of sector leaders sharing their thoughts and analysis with Pro Bono News readers?

Get in touch at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Tags : Volunteering,

 Print

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *



YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Victoria ALIVE launches its social media campaign on inclusive volunteering

Contributor

Tuesday, 10th September 2019 at 7:30 am

Volunteering: The ultimate act of kindness

Andrew Cairns

Tuesday, 16th July 2019 at 7:30 am

How volunteering developed Lachlan’s career

Contributor

Monday, 1st July 2019 at 7:30 am

Are we thinking about volunteering all wrong?

Ebony Gaylor

Tuesday, 25th June 2019 at 8:44 am

POPULAR

Disability royal commission faces boycott threat

Luke Michael

Monday, 16th September 2019 at 4:37 pm

Eight things you need to know about the future of legacy giving

Wendy Williams

Thursday, 12th September 2019 at 8:27 am

Disability pension pushing Indigenous Australians into poverty

Maggie Coggan

Wednesday, 18th September 2019 at 5:26 pm

Dumbo Feather
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook
dumbofeather

Giveaway time! Simply enter your email for your chance to win a Limited Edition Gift Bundle from our friends at Dumbo Feather.

 Count me in 

You have Successfully Subscribed!