What do we offer?
Whether you’re looking for a one-off day or a longer-term programme of volunteering, we’re confident we can offer your employees a unique and fun volunteering experience. They’ll learn new skills, gain a great sense of achievement and strengthen team relations, while directly supporting local communities in London.

Our employee volunteering events run all year round, and we can usually offer some indoor options during the winter months, including our popular upcycling challenges. A volunteering day is usually 10.00 – 16.00, with lunch and breaks built into the schedule but also with snacks and hot drinks available all day, under a shelter. We supply all the tools and PPE and any other measures required to safeguard your employees welfare on the day and will always have qualified first aiders on site.

People gardening in various gardens

What will your employees be doing?
You can be sure you’ll have a lasting impact on the lives of Londoners. We work with a wide range of groups and communities in London. If you have a specific area or interest, we’ll do our best to find the right fit for you. We always select projects that need the extra help so you can be sure you’ll have a lasting impact on the lives of Londoners.

Where will the volunteering take place?
Usually, you’ll be outside, although we do have a number of indoor activities for the winter months. We work hard to find projects that are most in need of support, and this can take time” but we’ll usually be able to offer you a number of options, based on your requirements. The locations of our projects vary, you could be based at a community farm, schools, park, urban woodland, nature reserve, or housing estate.

Do your employees need any special skills or knowledge?
No previous skills, knowledge, or experience are required, you can just turn up and get stuck in. Rest assured our experts will guide you safely in learning new skills or using specific equipment throughout the day. On the day, volunteers are usually split into a number of teams who work on different tasks, often rotating tasks over the course of the day. Your employees might learn about habitat management, biodiversity, horticulture, landscaping, upcycling, food growing, carpentry, painting, or other light-building tasks, or a number of these in one day.

What are the benefits of volunteering with us?
From our experience and the feedback we consistently get from our corporate partners, we know your business and employees will benefit from volunteering with Groundwork London. Team relations are strengthened and morale boosted, with everyone finishing the day with a genuine sense of pride and achievement.

Your business can develop valuable links with local communities and make a positive, visible impact. More and more companies are focusing on their CSR and ESG objectives and we work with our partners to record and document the date that is important to them, so they can measure the positive impact they are having. We have a dedicated comms officer and take good quality photos through the day so that we can share them on all social media platforms, using our partners links to help increase exposure of the good work you are doing. 

We are the trusted CSR employee volunteering charity partner for a wide range of companies in London including; KPMG, TIMBERLAND, GUIDEHOUSE, AMAZON, Siemens, Airbus, PWC, Firmdale Hotels, and many more.

Why we need to charge you a fee?
As a charity, we charge our corporate partners a fee to cover the organising and staffing of the event. This fee is determined by the number of employees involved:

£2100 + VAT for up to 25 people
£75 + VAT per extra person above the amount of 25 

Note – amount charged will be on numbers confirmed for attendance, as we need to take into consideration extra staff and equipment.

Get in Touch

To discuss an employee volunteering opportunity with us, please contact corporate.partnerships@groundwork.org.uk.
Please note, our volunteering calendar can get booked up quickly between April and September. We highly recommend contacting us at least two months before the dates you wish to book so that we can offer you as many options as possible.