Volunteering isn’t just important, it’s essential. It’s unites people from different backgrounds, strengthens communities, promotes self-esteem, lowers stress and makes a difference.
Giving back is one of our core values at Ugot. Bryan, our MD, was a school governor for eight years until his children moved on to secondary school a couple of years ago and is now the photographer for a youth rugby team. Jane, our Office Manager, was actively involved in a school PTA until last year. Jason, our technical manager, is a trained search and rescue volunteer and Caz, our Marketing Manager, volunteers one day a week for The Courage Foundation UK, a local child bereavement charity.
This year we’re extending our community outreach programme to support local groups, charities and schools and each week a member of the team will be allocated some time to help with a group or project. We live in the same town as work so it makes complete sense that we should be encouraging our own community to thrive – but we need your help to do it.
So, tell us, do you have something we can help you with? Our skills are varied but we could give technical advice or support for a school performance, we could contribute to a school lesson, we could attend and support a careers fayre or sponsor an event you might be holding, or even a sports kit.
If you have some suggestions for us and you’re in the Southampton/Winchester area, please get in touch! We can’t wait to hear from you.
Just email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do!