Reading Voluntary Action team on the road

Article date
28 March 2018
Primary interest

The Reading Voluntary Action team were out on the road visiting Grant Thornton last week. At their request, Steve Hendry and Herjeet Randhawa spoke to around 140 members of the Grant Thornton team based at Winnersh Triangle about how volunteering can open doors to personal and professional development.

Steve gave a whistle stop tour of the huge range of volunteering opportunities available in the local area and discussed how some of these roles can fit with existing work and personal commitments.

Herjeet went on to explain the role of a charity Trustee, highlighting Victoria’s story to demonstrate how a demanding professional life need not be a barrier to taking on the challenge and reaping the rewards of being a Trustee.

Victoria Oakes, Trustee for Lanchpad

Herjeet went on to tell the group about our new Social Action Mentors initiative (launching June 2018) which provides the perfect opportunity for individuals to share their skills with local charities without taking on the responsibility of being a Trustee. This might involve working with a charity to:

  • Develop a business plan
  • Review HR systems and processes
  • Devise a communications plan.

With lots of positive conversations after the talk we are sure that Grant Thornton employees will soon be benefiting from the personal and professional boost volunteering can bring.

Do you feel your employees could benefit from the boost volunteering can bring and help enhance the reputation of your business in the local community? Contact to arrange a similar talk.