Why should I get involved?
Corporate social responsibility (CSR) may already be high on your business agenda. By becoming a member of Darlington Cares you will be able to actively demonstrate your commitment to making Darlington a better place.
Not only do our projects make a real difference to the local community, but they also offer tangible benefits for employers and their employees such as:
Volunteering made easy
We make it easy for businesses to invest in the local community and maximise their impact by packaging and facilitating volunteering opportunities, which have a direct benefit in the local community. Our volunteer programme offers a broad range of opportunities, offering a unique and rewarding volunteering experience.
A tailored approach
Our flexible programme enables employers to mix and match opportunities to develop a tailored volunteering programme which reflects your business needs and maximises the impact of your engagement in the local community. We work your organisation to promote our programme of volunteering opportunities.
Skills and Leadership development
Employee engagement within the community can contribute to skills development, boost morale and improve employee retention. Our projects can create interdepartmental cohesion for your organisation, as they bring together employees from all levels.
We offer unique networking opportunities between the public, private and voluntary sector through breakfast networking events. In addition, we also offer inter-organisation volunteering, offering you the opportunity to work with colleagues from different organisations.
Our networking opportunities contribute to the development of collaborative working relationships within the wider network.
Employer of choice
Research shows that today’s employee wants to work for a business which is socially responsible and invests in their local community. By providing opportunities for your employees to volunteer, you will have a positive impact on staff motivation, development and loyalty and enhance your reputation as an employer of choice.
We attract local and regional coverage through the media and our social networks.
To discuss contributions and options please contact Seth Pearson, Darlington Cares Director Email: Seth.Pearson@darlington.gov.uk Telephone: 01325 406090