Volunteers Partners are Corporate and Public sector Partners who unlock their employee and wider networks, and provide the volunteers needed to help achieve The Great Generation’s vision. Volunteer Partners deliver upon the Millennium Development Goals in an innovative way, enabling staff to apply their skills sets and engage with both community-based and capacity building projects across the world.
The Great Generation links Volunteer Partners with communities in need to identify, alleviate and innovate around the most immediate problems they confront. Through engaging with The Great Generation’s programme of activity partners unlock the full potential of staff, developing new ways of working, teamwork and leaderships skills in the process. At the same time, projects produce a wide variety of community outcomes and outputs, and due to The Great Generations’ unique finance investments, these outputs are ongoing and continue post volunteer engagement.
What benefits does a volunteer partnership bring?
Innovative human capital investment: education and skills transfer lie at the heart of The Great Generation’s programmes. A variety of skills development opportunities exist in the lead up to and during projects, and projects can be used as an innovative training module within internal staff development programmes
Team building and leadership: participants work as a team to confront and alleviate the most immediate community needs that our Expert Partners have defined. Projects are challenging and develop a variety of leadership skills and capacities within teams.
Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for staff: The Great Generation believes staff are the most important asset for any company or organisation, and its programmes invest in people by offering a unique, once in a lifetime opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of people and communities in need.
Unlocking partnership potential: The Great Generation works with partners across a variety of sectors in order to ensure expert knowledge, education and support is available to participants at each stage of project implementation. This gives teams the unique opportunity to work across the public, private and third sector.
Engagement with the Millennium Development Goals: all projects ultimately deliver upon the Millennium Development Goals and provide practical responses to Gordon Brown’s “Call to Action” in 2008, which asked Business Leaders to come together to work towards developing new and innovative ways to spread growth, prosperity and opportunity across the world.
Tax efficient giving: donations of staff time and money to charitable causes qualify for different forms of tax relief. To find our more on tax efficient giving please visit: www.hmrc.gov.uk