BVSC Team Challenge: March Round-up!

By Stephanie Bloxham – BVSC Development Worker

This month, we’ve been lucky enough to put on two BVSC Team Challenges. This is when we facilitate community volunteering for organisations in the private sector, often in the form of a ‘volunteering day’.

Take a look below for some examples of the fantastic work being done by volunteers from the business sector; giving back to the local community and supporting charities with practical projects!

Inspired Thinking Group

Team Challenge - Inspired Thinking Group

On Wednesday 12th March, a fantastic team of 15 volunteers from Inspired Thinking Group got stuck into lots of painting at one of Sense’s residential homes which provides 24/7 support. The team worked really hard to revamp the lounge and hallways, making it a much more warming and welcoming space for the residents and staff to enjoy! Thank you to the team for their support and making a difference!

Deutsche Bank

Age UK Birmingham

Then, on Wednesday 21st March a fantastic team of 11 volunteers from Deutsche Bank carried out a team challenge at Age UK Birmingham’s Seymour Dementia Centre! The team worked tirelessly to transform the main part of the centre into a really wonderful space for the members to enjoy! The new look has made such a difference – well done to the team for all their hard work!

About Team Challenge: For Charities

BVSC manages all stages of the Team Challenge from start to finish including matching your project with a volunteer team, all project preparation tasks (including risk assessment), coordinating the volunteers on the day and collating feedback. We want the project to be as undisruptive to you as possible, but occasionally we might ask for your assistance and would like you to introduce your
organisation to the volunteers.

Your organisation needs to have Public Liability Insurance for us to bring a group of volunteers and a location for breaks and belongings to be stored. All materials and
equipment for the project will be sourced by BVSC and the costs will be covered by the business organisation.

A Team Challenge does not have to be a one-off event. We can work with you on more than one occasion. We try to build relationships as much as possible and welcome the possibility of working with your organisation on an ongoing basis. Please pass this on to any other organisation that you feel could benefit from our services.

If you would like to receive a team of volunteers please email businessinvolvement@bvsc.org for an Expression of Interest form. We will be in touch with you if it appears to be a suitable project and will organise a site visit. Please note: An expression of interest or site visit do not guarantee that we are
able to organise a volunteer team to complete your project.

For further information please call Team Challenge on 0121 678 8829.

 

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