Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV)

Employer Supported Volunteering

Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) is where businesses and employers from all sectors support their staff to make a difference through community action.

Whether it’s a day donated for individual volunteering, a team challenge event, specialist skills offered to community groups, a short-term project or an ongoing arrangement with a community partner, it’s a win / win / win situation…

Business benefits:

  • Skills development and team building
  • Employee engagement / motivation
  • Staff attraction / retention
  • Reputation and brand management
  • Effective way of investing in local community
  • Consumer appeal – demonstration of corporate responsibility

Volunteer benefits:

  • Feelgood factor / motivation
  • Skills and personal development
  • Sense of achievement / pride
  • Recognition of effort
  • Local connections and knowledge

Community benefits:

  • Good things get done
  • Community groups able to operate more effectively
  • More resources directed where they’re needed
  • Better local connections and partnerships
  • Brings in additional skills
  • Raises awareness

Volunteer Centres Lincolnshire run an Employer Supported Volunteering scheme across the county. To find out how your business or community organisation could get involved, contact your nearest Volunteer Centre.