Are you looking at a way to bring your team together whilst boosting your corporate social responsibility?

Look no further than a corporate volunteering day with Acorns!

Corporate volunteering provides your teams with the opportunity to connect with a local cause alongside providing the perfect environment for creative thinking and collaborative working. Not only can this develop team relationships, but it can also help your colleagues connect with Acorns and really understand who we are and what we do.

There are a huge array of opportunities for your colleagues to get involved, and we’re always open to hearing your own volunteering ideas too. Please take a look below to see some of the opportunities we currently have available.

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Helping at one of our events 

We have a brilliant calendar of events throughout the year and we are always in need of an extra pair of hands to give our supporters the best experience possible.  

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 Aston Villa FC takeover matches! 

Want an excuse to dress up? We are always in need of extra hands to help us at regular black tie events throughout the year. From balls to galas and awards evenings, if you have a team of 6-8 people and would be up for supporting us on an evening please do let us know! 

*Please note these will often be held on an evening or weekend 

Get in touch to find out more about our corporate volunteering opportunities or book your team volunteering day.

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Volunteering in an Acorns shop  

Regardless of if you are a shopaholic or not, volunteering in one of our retail shops provides the perfect environment to promote team working and encourage some healthy competition between colleagues. 

Our shops contribute over £2 million per annum to our income and our 45+ shops are busy places. A 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:  

  • Sorting and tagging stock  
  • Steaming and pricing items  
  • Replenishing and merchandising a bay
  • Window dressing  
  • Giving the manager ideas to help drive sales and donation  

Participants are asked 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.  


Volunteering in a hospice garden  

Our gardens are at the heart of each of our hospices, providing a safe and stimulating environment for our children and families to spend time together. Our gardens are maintained wholly by volunteer support and we have a number of voluntary groups support us throughout the year.  

Activities could include general maintenance and outdoor tasks in our hospice gardens, such as weeding, cleaning play equipment and painting fences.  


Using your professional skills  

Do you have a key skill that you think we could benefit from, or a team of individuals who wish to utilise their profession to benefit a charity? 

Get in touch today to discuss how your teams could utilise their professional skills to benefit Acorns. We are always open to learning more about how your support could benefit our charity.  

Some examples of professional skills volunteering:  

  • Leading learning and development training sessions  
  • Providing design and marketing support  
  • Offering construction-based expertise e.g. building a fence or creating a new pathway in one of our hospice gardens 

Find out more about corporate volunteering  

For more information about corporate volunteering and how your company can get involved, or to book your team volunteering day, email or call 01564 825037.