Volunteering creates opportunities to give time, pass on experience and learn new skills. It benefits our people, communities and charity partners, and the company.
Our volunteering programme actively supports our employees’ efforts to get involved in their local communities and we promote volunteering in a number of ways:
- BT enables employees to undertake up to three days of community / charitable work per year during working hours
- In 2010/11 BT invested £27.6m in local communities, of which 50% (£13.8m) was derived from volunteering (find out how the volunteering programme contributed)
- Secondments – long term secondments are available to some of our employees to work with charitable organisations requiring specialist skills
- A database matchmaking volunteering opportunities with willing and able people
- Training and support to help employees who already volunteer such as school governors, magistrates, special constables, etc, providing an opportunity to share ideas and experience
- Charity and community partnerships eg, ChildLine, UNICEF, British Red Cross
- Helping hundreds of charitable organisations that BT people have an affinity with
Our people getting involved and giving their time, energy and skills in their local communities to a favourite cause is vital to building strong relationships and making a genuine difference to local peoples’ lives.