We are very pleased to have Aviva as a client for team volunteering. Aviva provides around 31 million customers worldwide with insurance, savings and investment products. The partnership has got off to a great start already and engaged with 10 regional offices with active teams of volunteers in Norwich, Eastleigh, Perth, Sheffield, Bristol, Liverpool and London and they are hoping to incorporate both traditional practical team projects along with projects where their teams can share and develop their business and soft skills.
Sarah Woof, Aviva CR Consultant:
‘We started working with Volunteering Matters in March this year, and with this being Aviva’s first volunteering partnership that spans all of our UK offices, the take-up on volunteering has well exceeded our expectations. Over 15% of our UK employees spent time during work hours volunteering in 2016, and with Volunteering Matters on board we hope to increase that number this year. Our employees love the flexibility of the opportunities Volunteering Matters offer and that they can do team challenges based around areas of the community that they feel passionate about.’
Feedback from one volunteer was:
‘It was worlds apart from a day in the office, so the contrast was lovely. Everyone got stuck into the work and felt that they had achieved something by the end of the day’.
One community organisation that has benefitted from a team of volunteers from Aviva said:
‘Fabulous enthusiastic team, who worked hard all day despite bad weather! Amazing job done!!’