Corporate Volunteering – Improving Lives through volunteering
We recognise that many businesses encourage and support staff to volunteer for local charities and support good causes. Corporate social responsibility forms part of the culture and values of many businesses. We know this is a great way for staff to work together, increases motivation and can be incredibly rewarding. It can also be challenging and incredibly good fun.
As a really small charity, you could make a massive impact by giving your time to help us. We will work with you to set up the volunteering opportunity with your team which could involve offering your skills and support in our offices or running an event in your workplace.
Some companies offer matched funding for money that their employees have fundraised. Why not volunteer your time at one of our events or bucket collections and ask your company to match what you raise?
Corporate Challenge Days
Livingston James participated in a Corporate Challenge Day for Cancer Support Scotland. The Livingston James team chose the physically demanding Coast to Coast Challenge, the original Rat Race adventure, which involved running, cycling and kayaking over 105 miles through one of the most famous mountain landscapes in the world, Scotland’s Great Glen.
You could also support us by spending the day at our wonderful Calman Centre.
We have had brilliant support from Barclays through their Making a Difference Days with colleagues using their IT skills to help us upgrade our records.
John Burns from Barclays who helps us co-ordinate the support said “Barclays were delighted to allow colleagues to help make a difference to Cancer Support Scotland, by giving up their working day to help work on the computer systems in the centre. Without charities like Cancer Support Scotland, people would be left not knowing where to turn to when given a cancer diagnosis.”
We recently had a team of Morgan Stanley volunteers busy in our garden helping us keep it neat and tidy for our service users to enjoy. Some of them were also over painting our adopted garden planter at Hyndland station so if you're waiting for a train make sure you have a look as it's now looking all neat and fresh.