Employee volunteering

Employee volunteering is a very rewarding, fun experience while making a positive difference at the same time

Employee volunteering is a very simple and effective way for your organisation to support a local project. Simply by rounding the troops and setting them to work on a project, you can make a positive difference whilst creating a rewarding and fulfilling experience for staff. 

Benefits to your team

  • Ideal team building exercise
  • Gives staff a unique opportunity
  • Understanding and knowledge of a local cause
  • Improve your company’s profile in the local community
  • Increase team morale, motivation and commitment
  • Have fun!

Employee volunteering days that we have held

  • Garden makeover day
  • Warehouse days which supports our charity shops
  • Painting and decorating days
  • Event stewarding and bucket collecting

Meet the team from Zurich

Last year the floor in our Barry charity shop had become damaged. We had to close the shop and were looking at several weeks before we could get a company in to redecorate after the new floor had been laid. The team from Zurich stepped in and got it done no time which meant we could re-open the shop much earlier than we had planned. Gareth Richards from Zurich said:

It was our pleasure and happy to do anything to help, it was extra special for me to be able to help as my Nephew has cerebral palsy and has had treatment at the therapy centre. My sister said you guys are remarkable for the work you do, so it was nice to be able to give a little something back. I know the guys had a great time and you were so accommodating and couldn’t of done enough for us.

Please note: at the moment, due to the coronavirus virus, we are unable to offer face-to-face employee volunteering opportunities, but if you would like to chat about how we might work together now (virtually!) or in the future, please contact Rachel Morgan, Head of Income Generation, on 02920 522600 or at rachelm@cerebralpalsycymru.org

How we have helped in Wales

110

Family support appointments took place in 2018-19

286

Children from across Wales have been treated during 2018-19

1,682

The number of sessions of specialist therapy we delivered in 2018-19

Clara With Mum Sera Jane

Clara’s story

When we completed our first baby block of 6 weeks of therapy at Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s therapy centre it was a life-changer. We are truly grateful to have found such help and guidance amongst the darkness, we can now look forward to the future, thanks to Cerebral Palsy Cymru.

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Pam Perry

I started to Bake for Bobath in 2014 as a fun way of saying thank you to Bobath for the amazing therapy they have given my granddaughter.

Held at home, a small gathering of friends with plenty of cake and coffee plus donations, £97.00, not bad I thought. Still held at home it is an annual event on m…

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Sienna’s story

The early intervention programme, has been such a comfort to us as we were doing something positive from pretty much day one for Sienna. The support and comfort that Cerebral Palsy Cymru provides means that the therapy doesn’t just stop with the child who receives it, the whole family benefits.

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Fred Soper

Bobath to me means I can give something back to my community. I was a customer at Crwys road and liked the atmosphere that the manager created. The volunteers are happy and the manager is kind-hearted and good with everyone so when I got the opportunity to volunteer my first choice was Bobath.

I esp…

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Ffion’s story

Each visit to Cerebral Palsy Cymru’s therapy centre in Cardiff meant a 130-mile round trip to get to the centre but it was well worth it. The sessions were a great tool and taught us how to help Ffion and how to continue with her physiotherapy at home.

- Family Story

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