Article 21 November 2022

Make a difference this winter by Giving Back to our communities!

At Mitie, we know we’re part of the wider world. MyCommunity is where we take positive action to build connections, share our skills and give back. 

Our Giving Back programme is where you can use volunteering hours to help your local community. All salaried employees have an annual volunteering day, and by using yours, you can contribute towards a positive impact on our communities, making a difference for those that need support. 

And, we have some exciting new Giving Back opportunities available.  


Amid rocketing energy bills, the rising cost of living and the start of a cold winter, thousands of people are at risk of going hungry. Fareshare redistributes surplus food to charities that turn it into meals. In order to succeed in supporting vulnerable people across the country, Fareshare needs the support of volunteers; this is where you come in. Volunteers are required at Tesco stores across the UK, to chat to customers & encourage them to pick up an extra can, packet or carton to donate. They are looking for up to four volunteers per shift across various locations on 1st and 2nd December (with two shifts available per day). 

British Heart Foundation: 

Our charity partner British Heart Foundation have lots to be done in their shops over the festive season, and with volunteer numbers still lower than pre-pandemic, they desperately need our help! There are a range of store locations across the UK in need of volunteers between now and the end of January. Anyone taking part will be in for festive fun, with lots of activities to get involved with. 

To sign up to either of these opportunities, all you need to do is register on the Do IT platform, and search for the opportunity you are interested in. Not sure how to navigate the platform? We’re running a webinar on 25th November, and you can sign up here

In addition to using your Giving Back hours, there are other opportunities which we can get involved with to support vulnerable members of the community.  

Thursday 8th December is Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day! To get involved, all you need to do is don your favourite Christmas jumper or festive outfit and donate £2 via this link. The government have committed to building on this, by doubling every £2 donated! 

Finally, a two-minute task which enables you to use your voice and have a positive impact. Barnardo’s are running a petition, asking the government to provide free school meals for all primary school children in England. They believe that no child should grow up in poverty, and no parent should have to make the impossible decision between heating and eating. Click here to contribute your support to this petition, using your platform to support vulnerable members of society. 

By taking positive actions, you can build connections, share your skills, and give back – you can start right now.