As well as our own Acorns Children’s Hospice staff and dedicated volunteers, we have tremendous help from our fantastic corporate volunteers. Group volunteering is a great way to maintain corporate social responsibility whilst encouraging team cohesion and having heaps of fun in the process! This is also a fabulous way for your employees to feel involved in the heart of the work that Acorns do and support your local community.
There are many ways to get involved at Acorns, and we’re always happy to hear your own corporate volunteering ideas too! Here are just some of the volunteering opportunities on offer:
Our shops contribute in excess of £1 million per annum to our income and our 50+ shops are busy places.
Our retail taster day will give you a real insight into the operations of a charity’s retail division. Activities on your volunteering day could include:
Participants are encouraged to bring their own donations, take them through the stock process and try to sell as many of them as possible. The shop manager and their team will be on hand to support you throughout the day, and we can even check the end of day takings to see the impact that has been made that day (a great way to create competition between team members and departments!)
Volunteering opportunities within the hospices themselves are limited and get booked up very quickly, however please do let us know if you are interested and we will try to accommodate you. Activities will include general maintenance and outdoor tasks in our hospice gardens, such as weeding, cleaning play equipment and painting fences.
Throughout the year we have opportunities to volunteer for our schedule of Acorns events and our third party events. These will often be held at the weekend. Jobs could include helping to set up, marshalling, handing out medals, selling raffle tickets and merchandise or getting involved in a cheer station to encourage participants around their challenge.
We also often need volunteers for bucket collections at large scale events such as the annual Worcester Warriors charity match day.
For more information about corporate volunteering and how your company can get involved, or to book your team volunteering day, fill out the form below, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01564 825 037.