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  • Why get involved?

It is essential that you establish your aims, and the level of commitment that your company will make before you get started. The following people will be involved:

  • Senior management will need to be consulted to get their agreement for participation, particularly for staff to attend the weekly lunchtime sessions. It may be beneficial to let them know of the benefits to schools, young people and volunteers (links).
  • A Volunteer Coordinator should be appointed to get Number Partners started and take responsibility for the smooth running of the programme.
  • Individual employees will be recruited to take part as volunteers.

Before you get started, consider the following questions and contact us if you want to discuss your thoughts.

  • How many volunteers can your organisation regularly provide?
  • Will you be able to invest in boxed versions of games for schools or will your volunteers work with paper versions?
  • Do you expect your organisation to be the school’s only link with the business community?
  • Would you prefer to establish a small pilot scheme to begin with, then expand if this works well?
  • Are there ways you could develop your partnership with the school in the future?

 

Engaging with your local school through an educational project is a valuable way to meet Corporate Social Responsibility objectives. Specific benefits to to businesses include:

  • Increased employee motivation and morale
  • Professional and personal development
  • Team building opportunity
  • Opportunity to collaborate with clients or colleagues from other teams outside of the work environment
  • Influence the quality of future employees and invest in local young people
  • Community exposure and building a positive image of your organisation
  • Enabling employees to engage with their local community

Sounds interesting – what can I do next?

Number Partners offers a setup package for businesses around the UK to take part in Number Partners. We will link with a local school, assist in volunteer recruitment, train volunteers and process DBS checks, while providing ongoing guidance on running the scheme.

Click on the link below to get in touch.

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