Team of volunteers painting over a muralThe wisdom that comes with ‘doing’ is what we base our knowledge on from a community point-of view. While theory and international research findings are necessary and often illuminating they cannot replace practical experience.

A growing and active programme at Volunteer Wellington is Employee Volunteering where business teams of employees are supported by their employers to volunteer for a day each year. As part of this scheme, we have launched our Nikau Foundation Corporate Challenge 2013.

Aviat Networks employee volunteer team – pictured above – have painted over a mural with anti-graffiti paint at the Clubhouse in Naenae. And a team of employee volunteers from State – pictured below – made a difference making and serving sandwiches for older people at Karori Community Centre.

Employee Volunteering brings energy, generosity, and new skills alongside a willingness to learn about a different side of life with another set of values. Professions relating to causes that support quality of life often challenge the status-quo. These values are always about making a difference. Inclusion, diversity and community development are also among these values.

Team of volunteers serving sandwiches

Practical experience shows the value Employee Volunteering brings to both the business team and to the community. To share the experience and participate in the Nikau Foundation Corporate Challenge 2013 ring Judy Kerr of Volunteer Wellington for more information 4994572 or email eitc@volunteerwellington.org.nz

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