Volunteering in
the UK

Discover the range of volunteering opportunities locally and across the UK.

What is Volunteering?

Volunteering put simply is taking part in an activity which aims to benefit the local community or environment without financial gain. Volunteering is about donating time or skills willingly to a good cause, incorporating volunteering days into your business is a great way to benefit your community but also enhance team communications, learn and develop new skills, improve employee satisfaction and more.

Volunteering in the UK in recent decades has seen a huge rise, specifically environmental volunteering, with a 53% rise from 2000 to 2018*.

Environmental Volunteering

Environmental volunteering focuses on activities which seek to preserve and protect our planet as well as creating spaces for us to enjoy our landscapes. Whether it’s maintenance of public footpaths, tree planting or habitat conservation, we’re here to help connect your business with your local environment.

New volunteering trends following Covid 19*3
Research in 2020 by nfpSnergy revealed the overall levels of volunteering remained consistent even through the pandemic the age demographics have changed
General volunteering rate remain the same since 2012

New research in 2020 from research
consultant nfpSynergy revealed:

A decline in 55 to 64 year old volunteers down to 13 per cent
Youth volunteering increased
amongst under 30s
40% of volunteers under 30
1 in 5 say they have volunteered in 2020

Zellar making it easier for you volunteer locally and nationally

We’re helping to make it easier for businesses to take part in local environmental volunteering opportunities, helping them to give back to their community and look after our environment. With an ever growing support from employees to partake in volunteering activities, getting your business involved is more than just a good thing to do, it’ll help your business too by boosting your image, employee wellbeing and more.

‘59% of employees are more likely to be engaged at work if their company participates in corporate social responsibility and/or charity initiatives’*2

And with the call for climate combatting initiatives is even stronger with reducing carbon footprint” being ‘the number 1 initiative UK employees would like their organisation to focus on’.*2 By engaging with volunteering projects you are not only ensuring your business has a positive impact but also positioning it at the front of climate change action.

Zellar’s volunteering platform connects businesses with the resources they need to participate in corporate volunteering projects.
  • We have selected charities across the UK who provide corporate volunteering projects at a time, pace and budget to suit every business. 

 

  • Our charities offer volunteering activities such as tree planting, wildlife surveying, litter-picking and woodland and wildlife conservation.

 

  • As a Zellar customer, you will have full access to our volunteering page where you can select the charity which fits your business needs.

 

  • You’ll even be rewarded for your efforts with a Zellar volunteering badge so you can share your achievements with your customers on your Zellar profile and beyond.

 

We look forward to connecting your business with one of our partner charities and to seeing the amazing impact you will have on your local community.

 
  • We have selected charities across the UK who provide corporate volunteering projects at a time, pace and budget to suit every business. 

 

  • Our charities offer volunteering activities such as tree planting, wildlife surveying, litter-picking and woodland and wildlife conservation.

 

  • As a Zellar customer, you will have full access to our volunteering page where you can select the charity which fits your business needs.

 

  • You’ll even be rewarded for your efforts with a Zellar volunteering badge so you can share your achievements with your customers on your Zellar profile and beyond.

 

We look forward to connecting your business with one of our partner charities and to seeing the amazing impact you will have on your local community.

 

Our Partners

Our partners include Canal & River Trust, The Wildlife Trust (selected locations), RSPB (selected locations), Forest of Mercia, City of Trees, The countryside charity (Staffordshire), Peak Park Conservation Volunteers. With flexible projects for all types of businesses, our partners will provide a unique and rewarding volunteering experience.

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Why volunteer?

  1. Make a positive impact in your community
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  3. Enhance and protect the local environment
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  5. Educate employees on local initiatives, help them gain valuable skills and improve employee satisfaction and retention
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  7. Attract new customers, employees and stakeholders
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  9. Boost brand image

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