Employer supported volunteering

Employer Supported Volunteering

The University’s Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV) scheme supports colleagues to take part in volunteering through a range of university-managed volunteering and community engagement initiatives with links to the University’s staff development frameworks. Investing in this approach empowers colleagues to enrich their roles, contribute to voluntary and charitable organisations, and bring new skills and experience back into NTU to enhance both their and NTU’s performance.

Now in its 10th year, over 4560 staff hours were dedicated to ESV activity via the scheme in 2013-14. Activities ranged from individuals providing literacy and numeracy support in primary schools, acting as School Governors, and Charity Trustees, through to whole teams contributing to community-based projects. Feedback from schools and voluntary organisations with whom we work confirm the value of NTU’s contribution in providing important human resources, skills, knowledge and additional capacity which enables those organisations to move forward with their work during an economic period when funding for voluntary organisations remains challenging.

In April 2015 Nottingham Trent University achieved Investors in Volunteers for Employers accreditation from the National Council for Volunteering Organisations and is only the second university in the UK to achieve this recognised mark of quality. For information about our multi-award winning ESV scheme contact Andy Coppins.

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