Here at Urban Partners, we are committed to making our neighbourhood a better place to live, work and study.
We are collaborating with the fantastic team at Camden Giving, a local charity that works with businesses and addresses local needs, to improve the lives of people in Camden that experience poverty and inequality. Camden Giving are supporting local employees who want to make a difference to local communities through various skilled and one-off volunteering opportunities.
Working together, we aim to get 200 volunteers from Board and Executive UP Members, to work with local charities in Camden as many employees within our members have invaluable skills and expertise. This support is vital to small charities in the area, who unfortunately do not have the funds to do this without external assistance.
There are two types of volunteering that we are promoting:
Soft volunteering includes among other things, helping non-native speakers improve their English, being a visible presence at events and cleaning projects.
Hard volunteering includes among other things, financial and HR advice, marketing expertise and branding support.
The role of Camden Giving is to match the skills offered by volunteers, to charities in the local area who require those specific skills. If you are an employee of an Urban Partner paid member and would like to offer your support and volunteer please find more information and register your interest here.
“Working with the Camden Mobile Food Bank and with Urban Community Projects has been a fantastic experience. I got the opportunity to actually engage with some of the amazing people who do relentless work on the ground to make sure help gets to those who need it.” Lendlease employee working with Urban Community Projects
“I really enjoyed my experience a lot and it was a great break from the office. I’ve been encouraging my co-workers to also take their charity days since.” Ted Baker employee working with Sunnyside Community Garden
“So far Mark has been an exceptional addition to the team. Despite his work commitments he has been heavily involved with our social media, has implemented some really wonderful features (such as our Facebook cover video) and has provided us with very helpful social media and website advice. His voluntary work continues!” Charity Arts4Dementia
If you would like to check if your business is eligible for this, then please check here, an identification process will be carried out once you have submitted your dates.
If you are not eligible for the above programme but would still like to offer your expertise and volunteer, please get in toucc via [email protected]. A member of the team will then be in touch with you when a local volunteering opportunity becomes available.