By Volunteering SA&NT
(Non government organisation)
Volunteering SA&NT connects not-for-profits with business and corporates who are looking to volunteer in the community.
Project implemented: February 2020
For Aurecon to participate in team based volunteering, working together to provide valuable support for an activity within a not-for-profit organisation.
Volunteering Strategy for SA focus area: 1, 2
UN Sustainable Development Goal: 3, 8
Why this project is important
The Business and Corporate Volunteering program is a great way for a business and its staff to connect and contribute to their community. The program is often seen as a key component of an organisations wellbeing programs and can improve staff morale, motivation and team spirit.
Key steps to make it happen
Volunteering SA&NT professionally manage the program, connecting businesses and corporates to not-for-profit organisations. They organise and administer all aspects of the program customised to the needs of both employer and employees.
Aurecon Adelaide, an engineering, design and advisory company, had previously registered with Volunteering SA&NT’s Business and Corporate Volunteering program for a team-based volunteering position. It didn’t take long for them to confirm their support to help out not-for-profit organisation Puddle Jumpers, when they called out for a hand with their Community Food Nights.
Impact to date
- Positive connection with a not-for-profit – ‘It was fantastic! Puddle Jumpers are a great organisation with wonderful people.’
- Sense of team spirit – ‘From the time we arrived until the time we left, we felt welcomed, included and we knew that we were very much appreciated.’
- Worthwhile experience – ‘it was very worthwhile, and the matching service from Volunteering SA&NT was awesome!’
Volunteering SA&NT, Aurecon, and Puddle Jumpers
About Volunteering SA&NT
Volunteering SA&NT is a not-for-profit organisation, the peak body for volunteering and a volunteer support service, leading the sector in South Australia and the Northern Territory. For 39 years, they have worked with individuals, organisations, businesses and communities to lead, advance, grow, promote and celebrate volunteering.
Through key partnerships, Volunteering SA&NT provide a range of services, support and resources for all volunteer involving organisations and just under a million volunteers, which contributes to positive volunteering experiences and the strengthening of communities.
Business Relationships Coordinator, Volunteering SA&NT
t: 8221 7177 e: firstname.lastname@example.org