Skills Based Volunteering

Through our partnership with Lloyds Banking Group we nurture relationships between bank staff and small charities. Six years since we piloted our first skills-based volunteering programme, we know that these relationships can make a genuine difference to charities and Lloyds Banking Group staff.

A Lloyds Banking Group colleague mentors the CEO of WAITS

Lloyds Banking Group staff share their wide-ranging skills, experience, insights, and networks to help charities grow stronger and more effective.

 

In turn, staff from Lloyds Banking Group build stronger ties to the communities where they live and work, while stretching their existing skills and developing new ones.

 

 

The support is amazing. My mentor is supporting me to become a more effective leader and in turn, is supporting our whole team to step up our practice internally

Saskia Ritchie, Chief Executive, Cheshire Without Abuse

Our current skills-based volunteering programmes include:

 

Charity Mentoring – mentors offer regular one-to-one support to charity staff. Mentoring ranges from generic critical friend support, through to help with specific issues such as managing teams and marketing.

If you’re one of our charity partners and want to find out more, you can discuss Charity Mentoring with your Regional Manager or complete our registration survey.

 

Trustee Programme – we introduce senior Bank staff to charities seeking new trustees with a view to exploring whether they have a good fit. There’s no obligation for the charity to offer a trustee role, nor for the Bank colleague to accept an offer.

If you’re one of our charity partners and want to find out more, you can discuss the Trustee Programme with your Regional Manager or complete our registration survey.

 

Connecting charities with Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) - building on our work with Lloyds Banking Group, we’re now exploring ways of helping charities to engage with SMEs, while inspiring SMEs to support small and local charities. SMEs can facilitate ways for their staff to work with local charities beyond traditional fundraising and donations, developing long lasting relationships that have the potential to be mutually beneficial.