Article 1 June 2021

It’s National Volunteering Week 1 – 7 June 2021

What is National Volunteers week?

Volunteers’ week takes place 1-7 June every year and is a chance to recognise the contribution volunteers make to our communities.

There is even more cause for celebration this year with volunteers playing a key role responding in responding to the COVID pandemic, with Mitie colleagues making a significant contribution to those efforts.

Thank you for all your hard work so far!

Volunteering at Mitie

Our employee volunteering programme is called “Giving Back”. Salaried colleagues are gifted 1 volunteering day annuallyto make impactful contributions to the communities we work and livewithin. We want you to use this day, which is why we’ve committed to Gifting 10,000 volunteering hours this financial year as part of our Social Value objectives. Read here for examples of how Mitie colleagues and teams have already made impactful contributions to support our communities.

How to use your annual volunteering day

  • Choose an activity with the Foundation’s Referral Partner’s  here or a Giving Back charity partner found  here
  • Choose a charity or good cause aligned to your Account or business area
  • Set one up an event for you or your team to take part in. See our “How to Guide” here
  • Get involved in planning or delivering fundraising activities

Why Volunteer?

  • Your contribution could positively impact your local community, as well as helping others
  • Volunteering has been shown to improve your wellbeing
  • It provides an opportunity to gain valuable new skills and experiences
  • It’s fun and can be good team building exercise
  • It actively contributes to Mitie’s SV&RB agenda as a responsible business

 

Ready to get involved?

  • Choose how to meaningfully use your volunteering hours
  • Book your volunteering leave through People Hub and get approval from your manager
  • Record your volunteering hours here Employee Volunteering – Giving Back

We’d love to see what you get up to on your volunteering day, so please share your experiences on Yammer, Twitter (tagging @mitiefoundation) or LinkedIn or email GivingBack@mitie.com and we’ll share it for you.