At Collaborate, we believe that everyone has a skill that can make a difference. This includes your company, your employees, and everyone in your community. We also believe that volunteering should be a win-win arrangement, and it has clear benefits for your bottom line: Volunteering with Collaborate means your employees are participating in a two way skills exchange, upskilling in low risk environments, developing soft skills, creating connections into your local communities, and boosting their personal wellbeing.
COMPANIES WITH HEALTHY VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMMES EXPERIENCE LOWER TURNOVER, MORE ENGAGED EMPLOYEES, AND MORE PRODUCTIVE AND PURPOSEFUL TEAMS
Value Collaborate Offers
CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING HAS TO WORK FOR YOU
We know that each organisation is different – from large international companies to local businesses in niche industries – and we believe that Collaborate can be part of the Corporate Social Responsibility solution for your organisation.
We offer a research proposal, which is our way of tailoring your CSR business needs into a successful, meaningful, and effortless way for your employees to get involved in their communities.
Any time and energy your employees choose to put in to volunteering should create maximum value for everyone- both for them as an individual and their personal volunteering experience, and for the organisation, charity, social enterprise or community group they serve.
Leading the corporate volunteering research program is Holly Norton previous a researcher and evaluator at the Ministry of Business innovation and Employment. Where she created assessments and baselines on projects such as the Financial Markets Conducts Act review, the Copyright Act Review, The introduction of the Asia funds passport and mostly in the MBIEs Future of Work think tank around government preparation and adoption. She still speaks frequently at conferences on this research and is contracted by clients such as the NZDF, local Businesses and Wellington City Council to lead research and public consultations and create strategic plans around the implementation new innovations. She also has experience in managing organisational change and redesign processes.
Alina has a background in accounting however over recent years after some personal experience through different volunteering opportunities she became really interested in the impact of volunteering on the individual wellbeing. She brings her curiosity about the power of communities and meeting new people into her role with Collaborate.
Sandy is passionate about solving problems to create high impact outcomes. She is very familiar with the corporate world and understands the needs of businesses. She believes that the Collaborate team can create an awesome solution to bridge the gap between staff availability and skills and the diverse needs of organisations needing the community’s support.
Community is at the heart of everything we do.
We look forward to making your team part of the Collaborate community.