We often take for granted people giving their time to help others. What would happen if people stopped volunteering? We often reflect on the number of vital services run on unpaid volunteers and the important role they play in communities and society as a whole.

It is important to us that we encourage, support and engage our employees into volunteering. We truly believe that people who have a purpose outside of their everyday working role are more motivated, healthier and happier.

We believe that volunteering can be fun and fulfilling, allowing employees to experience many diverse opportunities not always possible elsewhere. Volunteering is built into our culture and wellbeing. We feel it improves confidence, skills, improves health and allows us to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds.

Each employee is given time off during working works to support volunteering activities. Our employee volunteering policy shows our commitment to encourage employees to get involved. As a reward for volunteering outside of work we offer time matching. They convert their volunteering time to cash for their charity or community group.