Go beyond and give back
VGC’s volunteering programme, ‘go beyond and give back’, supports staff to volunteer in their local community.
All VGC employees based at offices across the UK are eligible to take part. VGC gives volunteers the equivalent of one paid day per year (eight hours) for volunteering activities.
A number of employees are involved in company-supported volunteering. For example, some of our managers are local advisory board (LAB) members for Career Ready, others deliver career workshops in schools, and others are involved in volunteering activities through our clients on the A14 C2H and HS2 projects.
‘Go beyond and give back’ formalises the volunteering programme and encourages other staff to take part.
- Structured support for our community partners benefits the partner organisation, which gains the advice, knowledge and time of the volunteers.
- The employee gets the opportunity to develop their skills in ways sometimes not possible in their day-to-day role.
- And volunteering can make employees feel happier, more motivated and more productive.
Volunteering is therefore a win-win for all parties: the individual, VGC and our community partners.
Volunteering opportunities are promoted on the VGC intranet site as they arise. Employees register for the activity of their choice by emailing the CSR team. They match up the volunteer with the activity and provide joining instructions.
Other people, who already have a volunteering activity in mind (or indeed already volunteer), send the information to the CSR team which will approve the activity and log the hours.
For more information, please contact Kimberley McGinty, CSR manager.