Employee volunteering

The more your staff get engaged with our partnership, the more powerful it will be. Whether they want to raise money for us, or donate their time and skills, we can suggest a package of exciting, meaningful activities to put your staff right at the heart of our work.

Employee fundraising

There are plenty of fun ways for your staff to raise money to support our work. An easy way to get started is an office cake bake; you could also test your colleagues in an Apprentice-style challenge or even host an event like a charity ball.

We'd love to help you come up with or develop great fundraising ideas that relate to your business and can be applied in your work environment.

YBS cycling team
After cycling a collective 7,000 miles, climbing over 12,000 feet and consuming 150 litres of water, 100 bananas and half a tonne of flapjack, our 48 Yorkshire Building Society Group colleagues completed all three stages of the Tour de France Grand Depart, raising more than £10,000 for our ‘Hour of Need’ campaign for Marie Curie. The immense pride felt by the whole team for not only completing the challenge, but also for reaching our fundraising target, for such a fantastic cause is a highlight of the year for everybody involved.
Alan Redmonds, Applications Support & YKS Operations Manager, YBS Group

Employee volunteering is a rewarding way for companies to get involved with Marie Curie. By donating your time and utilising your skills you can support our cause.

 

Benefits of volunteering with Marie Curie:

  • Utilise employee’s core skills and develop new ones.
  • Team building activities increase morale, motivation, commitment and performance.
  • Improve your company’s image and profile in the community.
  • Provide further insight into the work of Marie Curie. 

Marie Curie has a wide range of volunteering opportunities that you and your colleagues can get involved in. If you’d like more information please contact the Corporate Team. 

Team Challenges

These are a greatopportunity for team building and add an element of friendly competition. From shop challenges and scavenger hunts to sourcing prizes against the clock, we can tailor a volunteer experience suitable for your colleagues. 

YBS shops challenge 

Volunteers from YBS took on a Shops Challenge for Marie Curie with the aim of generating extra stock, attract more customers and ultimately create increase the shops takings. The team’s retails skills were put to the test as they took on one of the most unique sales environments on the high street. Watch our video to see how they got on.

HSBC Auction Prize Challenge

Over 90 interns from HSBC competed in teams to secure as many raffle prizes as possible within a time limit with the team who sourced the highest value of prizes being the winner! 

Noah Levy (Team 7 HSBC Summer Intern): “It was thoroughly enjoyable and I feel like we were able to make a real contribution… I look forward to getting involved with similar events in the future.” 

Lucy Thorpe (CMB Graduate Trainee HSBC): “It was a pleasure to work with Marie Curie’s corporate fundraising team to raise money for a great cause! The way in which they conducted themselves and efficiently aided the organisation on our fundraising day made the whole experience entirely stress-free, which was a surprise considering we had over 90 interns – a number not may charities are equipped to accommodate. The day was fun, interactive and also thoroughly informative! It was a perfect day for a perfect cause! 

Skill sharing

There are also opportunities to utilise your expertise to help Marie Curie. You could host an intern workshop, mentor one of our employees, provide gardening and maintenance help in a hospice or host a Marie Curie Masterclass at our head office. 

Wyevale’s Day Gardening at West Midlands Hospice

Wyevale Garden Centre employees used their expertise to volunteer in the gardens of Marie Curie Hospice, West Midlands. Thanks to their help in clearing the area of brambles and planting bulbs, a new enchanted fairy garden has just been opened providing a safe and calm space for children receiving bereavement support.

You can read more about the opening of the fairy garden on our blog.

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