At the beginning of June, we celebrated Volunteers' Week and many organisations chose to mark the occasion in different ways.
In June, DLRC Ltd used their annual team building days for good and volunteered their time to support a local not-for-profit, Church Farm Ardeley.
Over 90 employees took part in the volunteering days and worked together to complete a variety of different tasks that were associated with their theme - sustainability.
Some of these tasks included:
- Painting the Rural Care shed (a shed dedicated to hosting schools that visit the farm for children with learning disabilities)
- Sowing 500 butternut squash and protecting them with netting
- Weeding leek beds and an enormous bed of onions
- Feeding 350 chickens
- Sorting, grading and boxing 5 days of eggs
And that’s only a few of their achievements, DLRC Ltd managed to accomplish ten weeks of volunteer's tasks in just one day!
On their second day of their team-building activities, DLRC enjoyed a talk by Tony Juniper from Natural England on the topic of sustainability including how DLRC can contribute as organisation and how individuals can take action. Whilst The Little Recreations and Tentshare teams explained that their camping equipment used at Church Farm, would be upcycled and reused at festivals/ campsites all over the country.
The Jolly Waggoner pub across the road from Church Farm, kindly treated the team to some amazing and delicious meals. And despite the rain, the team camped overnight around a warm and cosy fire.
They described their time as a “very fun and rewarding couple of days”.
Another employee added “it felt incredibly good to be helping the local community and spending our precious time doing something worthwhile outdoors”.
Dianne Lee, Managing Director of DLRC Ltd thanked the Church Farm and MotivAction teams immensely for making DLRC Ltd feel welcome during their days as volunteers and for helping them to make a difference. Dianne also thanked all employees that took part for putting in the effort to make their partnership with Church Farm a big success.
DLRC's experience of Corporate Volunteering is testament to the immense benefit that giving back has on employees wellbeing. Volunteering programmes can also act as a powerful engagement and retention tool, read more here.
If you would like more information on Corporate Volunteering, contact us today.
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Interested in supporting Church Farm Ardeley? Explore their volunteering opportunities on GoVolHerts here