Employee Volunteering

Volunteers supervised on-site

The Habitat for Humanity employee volunteering programme offers businesses an innovative way to support local communities and provide an outlet for staff to provide practical help for a cause that they are passionate about. We offer supervised opportunities, for teams of staff to volunteer alongside our construction professionals and trainees and build or renovate affordable homes.

Under experienced supervision, volunteers can get involved with a range of tasks from demolition to painting and decorating at various stages of the build or refurbishment. Volunteers have lunch provided, are insured for the day, receive a health and safety induction, are equipped with protective clothing and receive basic training. Depending on the size of the building project (mostly in London), we can accept teams of 5 to 15 volunteers (larger volunteer teams on specific projects are subject to approval).

 

The Business Case

We have over 20 years of experience of working with corporate partners and employee volunteers providing a bespoke service to our corporate and business partners. Each year we host hundreds of volunteers on our building sites, in London and beyond, to create homes for people in housing need. Our corporate partners support us in a variety of ways including by engaging with staff to take part in volunteer days.

Habitat for Humanity can help your company to meet its CSR goals with respect to employees, the business itself and the wider community within which it operate. Benefits include:

 

1)  Employees

  • Increase Team Building & Leadership Skills
  • Learn New Practical Skills
  • Improve Staff Communication
  • Increase Staff Morale & Job Satisfaction

 

2)  The Business

  • Meet Strategic Goals
  • Generate Publicity & Raise Awareness
  • Recruit and Retain Staff
  • Build Brand Awareness

 

3)  The Community

  • Create Tangible Social Impact
  • Build Community Cohesion
  • Community Needs Highlighted
  • Access to Committed Volunteers

 

Get Involved

We usually book volunteer spaces at least four weeks in advance and ask each company to make a contribution to cover the equipment, training and supervision for each volunteer.

Contact us online or call Kaia Ita (Corporate Relations) / Gareth Hepworth (CEO) on 020 7732 0066 to find out about our current and forthcoming projects and how your company can get involved.