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Volunteer leave introduced to encourage employees to work in the community

Posted: 20/02/19 by Wilson Browne Solicitors

Volunteer leave introduced to encourage employees to work in the community

The solicitors at Wilson Browne are proud of their involvement in the local community and on-going Corporate Social Responsibility (“CSR”) Programme. The firm is very active supporting community projects and charities within the local area.

It is now hoping to unleash a new wave of skills, capability and passion to help others by supporting its employees with volunteer leave. Employees will be encourage to spend time in the local community for one day of the year volunteering for a project that is important to them. This equates to a staggering 150 days of volunteering per year!

Employees Marina Eaton and Beth Kay were the first to volunteer by spending a morning at The Green House Community Garden. The 2.5 acre community garden located in Kettering, supports local residents by providing a local organic food source, school clubs, volunteering opportunities, work placements and hosting community events. Visitors to the centre include children who have been excluded from school, to adults with mental health issues, who work in the garden, grow plants and look after chickens, ducks and rabbits.

Kevin Rogers, chairman and partner commented: “Volunteering can have a positive effect on both the volunteer and the community, increasing the connection between the two. Helping out with the smallest tasks can make a real difference to the lives or people, animals and organisations in need. Volunteering can also have a positive effect on the volunteer and helping others can reduce stress, combat depression, keep you mentally stimulated, and provide a sense of purpose. I’m delighted that the firm has decided to offer this to our employees.”

If you are a member of an organisation that needs volunteers let us know on 0800 088 6004.

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