Employer Supported Volunteering provides employees the opportunity to volunteer in Northern Ireland with support from their employer, whether this is in the form of time off for individual volunteering or in a programme developed by the employer such as a team challenge event or ongoing arrangement with a community partner.
Volunteer Now has over 40 years’ experience of providing support to employers and we have in depth knowledge of the needs of local communities and understanding of how to match employers from all sectors. Many charities and community groups could never afford to pay for the support they receive from the business community.
Each year we engage almost 1,000 volunteers from many different sectors. We have worked with employers such as BT, Dow Chemical, Housing Executive, Halifax, Grant Thornton, Puppet and Rapid 7, along with many Government Departments such as Department for Communities, Education Authority, Department of Justice and the Department for the Economy.