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What can your employees do for a local good cause this year?

What are the benefits of Employee Volunteering?

Attracting and Retaining Staff – 61% of millennials said a company’s commitment to the community would influence their career choice.¹

Engaging the Workforce – 60% of professionals aren’t inspired, motivated and invested in their work.²

Developing Skills  – 65% to 80% of employee volunteers report increased teamwork, leadership and communication skills. A study by YouGov also reported that 96% of managers felt volunteering enhanced skills.³

Building Brand Awareness – 50% of global consumers said they would be willing to reward companies that give back to society by paying more for their goods and services.4

 

Mock Interviews

Mock Interviews are carried out on a 1-on-1 basis for Years 10 & 11. It gives students the opportunity to prepare for future interviews and recognise, develop and apply their skills for future employment. A fun and rewarding way to help a young person develop their work place skills. By coming into school, it provides students with the vital contact with external professionals that they might not get anywhere else.

Upcoming dates (run by ER Events)

  • Friday 26th January 2018 | 10:50am-13:10pm | Location: near Catford | Year 10’s about to go on work experience
  • Fri 23rd March 2018 | 11am-1.20pm | Location: Deptford/New Cross | Year 10’s about to go on work experience

Get in touch to volunteer – hello@lewishamlocal.com

Careers Speed Networking

An interactive activity providing students with an opportunity to learn about a range of careers and gain confidence when speaking to employers. Students meet with a selection of professionals from a wide range of careers to talk about their current job, qualifications, skills and experiences.

A fun and rewarding way to help a young person develop their work place skills. By coming into school, it provides students with the vital contact with external professionals that they might not get anywhere else.

Upcoming dates (run by ER Events)

  • Wednesday 21st February, 2018 | 8.50am-12.30pm | Location: Lee | Year 9 group selecting GCSE’s
  • Thursday 22nd March 2018 | 8.45am-12.45pm | Location: Deptford/New Cross | Year 9 group selecting GCSE’s

Get in touch to volunteer – hello@lewishamlocal.com

Be a Career Role Model

Positive Role Models can make a big impact on a young person’s life. Role model seminars happen in Lewisham schools, taking professionals from all walks of life to provide inspiration and raise aspirations. A panel of professionals talk about their journey to success and any obstacles they have overcome. Following this, young people are given a chance to meet a number of role models in small groups in speed mentoring sessions. Students are able to ask questions to the one or more role models available and get more tips and ideas on how to progress into that career path.

Why not come along and share your path to success and inspire young people?

If you’d like to know more about Role Model Seminars, please find out more!

Youth Mentoring

Mentoring is a key element of XLP’s work. It is a simple but highly effective way of engaging with young people who are struggling in life for a variety of reasons. Mentoring helps young vulnerable young people to improve their life skills, avoid educational failure and relate positively to their peers and communities and choose alternatives to gang culture. XLP started the XL-Mentoring Project in 2008, which focuses on at-risk young people aged 11-18 who are on the verge of exclusion or have been excluded from school, and/or are at risk of involvement or already involved in gangs, crime and anti-social behaviour. They are referred to the project by schools, pupil referral units, youth services or the police.

Please contact Claude.murray@xlp.org.uk for more information

Click here for an overview of XLP’s mentoring programme. All applicants will have to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

 


Urban Synergy’s mentoring programme focuses on 11-16 year olds who are paired with trained volunteer mentors. Our mentees are referred parents, schools, Youth Inclusion Support Panels and community organisations. Urban Synergy’s mentoring programme meets the Approved Provider Standard of the Mentoring + Befriending Foundation.

Please contact coordinator@urbansynergy.com for more information or fill in a short application.

Click here for an overview of Urban Synergy’s mentoring programme. All applicants will have to undergo an Enhanced DBS check.

Team Volunteering Days

Team volunteering days can be of great benefit to the local community as well as boost workplace morale, leadership skills and productivity.

We currently have one-off team volunteering opportunities for:

  • Gardening
  • Painting & Decorating
  • Clearing
  • DIY

Please contact hello@lewishamlocal.com if you are interested in hearing more.

References

Benefacto – The Employee Volunteering Business Case

  1. Deloitte (2011) “Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT
  2. Harvard Business Review (2012) “Positive Intelligence & Willis Towers Watson (2014) “The 2014 Global Workforce Study” & YouGov (2010) “Volunteering is the Business
  3. SMF (2010) ”More than CV Points?”
  4. Nielson (2013) “Customers Who Care

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