Today is International Volunteer Day (IVD), a unique chance for volunteers and organisations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organisations organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.
This year’s theme is #GlobalApplause – give volunteers a hand, recognises volunteers worldwide and all they do in making peace and sustainable development a reality. This is particular fitting as we have pledged a total of 40,000 hours of volunteering to reflect our 40 years in business. With 20 offices taking part in the initiative we have volunteers from around the world doing amazing things. So to mark IVD, we would like to give a #GlobalApplause to all our staff who have contributed to our pledge and share some of the great stories from around the world.
Helping feed those in need– Teams from our Hong Kong office have tended to roof top gardens and diverted food which would have gone to waste to those that need it. Read more.
Building a community pub – Ashleigh from our Light4 team, helped to design the lighting for a pub which is aiming to bring together Manchester’s craft beer community. They hope to develop a pub that is grounded in locally sourced beverages. Read more.
Climbing to Everest basecamp– Ian, our Director of Planning, took part in a 12-day trek to and from Base Camp raising over £6,000 for St Oswalds Hospice in Newcastle upon Tyne. Read more.
Over 90 homeless people in Birmingham fed and watered for the day- Our Birmingham office volunteered a morning at ‘SIFA Fireside’, a charity set up to improve the health and inclusion of homeless people. Read more.
Cundall cleans up Australia-wide – All four Australian offices took part in Clean-up Australia Day with 87kgs of rubbish collected. Read more.
Give and Gain Day 2016- 60 Cundall staff from across four of our UK offices took part in the annual volunteer day, activities included beach cleaning, gardening and painting. Read more.
Being prepared, every week- Structural engineer Emma volunteers with the Scouts every week helping with training, planning meetings, administration, camps, day trips and then troop meetings. Read more.
This is just a small snapshot of all the amazing things are doing which has put us well on our way to reaching our target of 40,000 hours- Click here to read more blog posts. We would like to thank all of our employees for all they have done so far. Keep up the fantastic work!