Phoebus Software Limited (PSL) has teamed up with Make Good Grow, which is a charity matching service that brings charities and skilled volunteers together.
Make Good Grow introduces skilled volunteers, which they call Passioneers, to local good causes who need help in running their charity.
Passioneers can choose how much or little of their time they wish to give such as an hour, a day, a week or more. The type of skills charities needs help with include graphic design, web development, fundraising, HR, advertising, marketing, administration and IT.
It’s a win/win for both parties as the charities are getting experienced people working for them for free and the Passioneers are contributing to their local community.
PSL has a strong Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) ethic which is embedded within its Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy. The mortgage servicing technology firm is keen for its staff to volunteer in the local community and becoming a Passioneer is one more option for them.
Richard Pike, sales and marketing director of PSL, commented: “As a company we have pledged to maintain our long-term commitment to good causes, not just in fundraising but encouraging staff to help out within the local community.
“Our people have a diverse range of skills and their knowledge is invaluable for many of these charities, which rely on volunteers – or Passioneers in the case of Make Good Grow.
“We have high employee engagement in charity, community and environmental activities with 77% of our staff becoming involved last year. Our new partnership with Make Good Grow gives colleagues another option but this time to utilise their work experience and skills for the greater good.”
Managing director at Make Good Grow, Rob Langley-Swain, said: “Make Good Grow is a social enterprise on a mission to help good causes to thrive. We do that by partnering with amazing businesses like Phoebus Software, who are committed to giving back and engaging their workforce in meaningful skilled volunteering.
“We help businesses go beyond the traditional sense of volunteering on things like litter picking and fence painting. We get them to utilise their professional skills on tangible and measurable projects that deliver real value to the good causes being supported.
“Phoebus Software has been brilliant at rolling up their sleeves and helping good causes with a variety of tasks, including HR advice and podcast editing. We can’t wait to see what they continue to do for our community.”