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Give 1 - October 2013

Give 1 - October 2013

Life’s been good to many in WA recently.    It’s time to give back.

It doesn't take much: 1 hour, 1 day or 1 person One goal.   One community.   One idea.

Imagine the good we could do.

Give 1

The message is simple. Whether you are a small or large business you can get involved by volunteering and giving back to the community. 

Give 1: day, person, hour or 1% of staffing hours to volunteering and corporate giving.

Give1 was launched by the Corporate Volunteering Council in October 2012.  The challenge began with thousands of people from WA companies given the opportunity to take an additional day out of the office to give back to the community.  Throughout the state people were: assisting at animal rescue centres, senior citizens centres, and schools; clearing natural billabongs and coastal dunes; making food hampers; carrying out community renovations; all in the name of lending a hand.

http://give1australia.org.au/

Become a part of the Give 1 movement

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter

Learn about what others are doing, and share your involvement and progress with your company’s volunteering program 
http://www.facebook.com/Give1Australia

http://give1australia.org.au/

Encourage your staff to share their volunteering day on Twitter with #Give1

https://twitter.com/give1australia

 
Participate in corporate volunteering

Looking to set up a Corporate Volunteering Strategy?  Here are a few strategy examples:

  • Staff volunteering embedded in company strategy throughout the year

  • One big day of volunteering once a year

  • A highlight month of volunteering across the organisation

  • Skilled volunteering by professional services staff staggered during the year

A few links to organisations that can help you;

http://www.volunteeringwa.org.au/volunteers/corporate-volunteering.aspx 

http://unitedwaywa.com.au/corporate-partners/corporate-volunteering.aspx

http://bighelpmob.org/

Looking for Volunteering opportunities? Here are a few helpful links: 

http://www.volunteeringwa.org.au/

http://www.govolunteer.com.au/

http://bighelpmob.org/

 

Promote your organisation’s involvement

Send us information on your companies volunteer day, we can include in our campaign to promote volunteering during the month of October.  Contact Us

Promote through your internal communications.  Promote on your website and through social media channels.

 

Pledge your company’s volunteer hours.

Pledge your company hours by adding the total amount of corporate volunteer hours your company will be able to give back to be part of Give 1:  http://www.corporatevolunteers.org.au/give1.aspx

After pledging your hours you will start receiving a regular newsletter sharing stories of corporate giving programs and Corporate Volunteering Council events.

Your pledge of hours will help us raise awareness of Western Australia's corporate giving.

 

 

Volunteering WA is the convener of the CVC.  The CVC founding companies are: Alcoa, Atlas Iron, Bankwest, Deloitte, Squire Sanders and Woodside with support from Giving West and campaign creation by Meerkats