CAREERS: Worth a Look ..

LUCY MAGGS

Voluntary organisations looking to get more involved in employee volunteering would do well to have a look at the site for the Employee Volunteering Programme.

Initiated by the National Trust and funded by the Active Community Unit, the web site is an easy way for employees or employers to find out more about the benefits of volunteering and the opportunities available.

The trust has joined up with the RSPB, BTCV, Wildlife Trusts and the YHA to provide information online about volunteering for any of these five organisations.

The home page is clearly laid out with inspiring pictures of volunteers in action. There are buttons for each of the organisations that take you directly to information about its work and the volunteering opportunities available.

If the user has specific requirements for activities, it is possible to search the opportunities in all five organisations according to area, for example administration or architecture.

There is also a series of lively case studies on the site, ranging from Lynn Hutchinson, who has been seconded to the trust for two years, to KPMG employees, who have been working with BTCV on one-day projects.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/employee-volunteering.

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