Webinar announced to launch new report on The Value of Volunteering

We have published a new report entitled The Value of Volunteering – volunteering in education and productivity in work’.

Read the report: The Value of Volunteering

 If you would like to volunteer, please click here.

If you are an employer looking to set up a volunteering scheme, please get  in touch with us.

The report was launched at our webinar on the 8th January. If you were unable to attend the launch, you can watch the recording and download the presentation.

Webinar announced to launch new report on The Value of Volunteering

Education Volunteering – ‘one of the best investments employers can make’ Webinar announced to launch new report on The Value of Volunteering

The new research, in collaboration with CIPD, reveals the positive value that organisations can realise by supporting their staff to undertake volunteering in the UK’s schools and colleges.

The report’s findings show significant benefits of educational volunteering, including improved communication and influencing skills; an improved sense of mission and loyalty at work; and greater staff productivity. These organisational benefits sit alongside the personal benefits realised by individuals themselves, with evidence showing volunteering can improve staff well-being.

And the volunteers surveyed felt that they made a difference to young people. This tallies with research Education and Employers has done with young people over the last ten years which shows that encounters with volunteers from the world of work helps to: Improve academic attainment at GCSE, Increase young people’s earning potential; Broaden young peoples’ horizons and raise their aspirations; Excite children about subjects, increasing motivation, confidence and attitude to learning; Challenge gender and social stereotypes; and reduce the likelihood of young people becoming NEET.

And people who volunteer as governors have a deep strategic impact on schools. They help set the vision and ethos of their schools, hold school leadership to account for the educational performance of their students and provide vital oversight of the use and probity of a school’s funding and expenditure.

The webinar began with the unveiling of the main findings, and was followed by a panel Q&A session with contributions from:

  • Peter Cheese – Chief Executive of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Justin Placide – Assistant Director – Business, Investment & Growth at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and Co-Chair of the Civil Service Race Forum
  • Karen Giles – Headteacher of Barham Primary School and Education and Employers’ Trustee
  • Natasha Davies – National Senior Programme Lead – Volunteering at Health Education England

Watch the webinar

 If you would like to volunteer, please click here.

If you are an employer looking to set up a volunteering scheme, please get  in touch with us.