“If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever” — Kofi Annan
Are you a senior, board level, executive, keen to volunteer your expertise in Finance, Governance, Strategy & Transformation, Marketing, Digital, Income Generation?
Re:Purpose is an initiative created by Cadence Partners that matches senior executive volunteers with small charities, community projects and social enterprises in urgent need of professional strategic support as a result of COVID 19.
We want to help as many small charities as we can but specifically BAME led or BAME community supporting charities that have not only been disproportionally impacted by the epidemic but chronically unsupported and inadequately funded for way too long.
Volunteering for Re:Purpose means donating your time and expertise to a small charity or grass roots hard hit by COVID 19.
There is no doubt that grassroots charities provide the lion’s share of support to local communities whether that be feeding the homeless on long dark winter nights, providing a sanctuary or hope to dis-affected youth, isolated seniors, survivors of abuse or distressed, disorientated migrants a long way from home.
Whatever human need or situation you can think of there will be a charity ready to help. Perhaps you, your family or friends have approached them for help at some point.
Post COVID 19 charities are picking up the pieces of devastated communities and people most disadvantaged by the pandemic. The demand on their services is greater than ever and forecast to increase in the coming months as more and more people affected by the crisis seek help.
A few hours a week of your time will make all the difference to a charity, whether you can offer regular support or pitch in for a one-off project. The time you are able to give combined with your skills could be critical to the survival of these non-profits.
Benefits of Volunteering
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” — Mahatma Gandhi
It’s not a one-way street either. What you can do for a charity will, for some, be a lifeline but the benefit to you could be life changing.
Below are some of the opportunities that will open up when you become a volunteer;
• Develop existing skills & knowledge
• Enhance CV
• Potential to become a Trustee
• Gain experience of third sector/not for profit (CV)
• Expand professional & social network
• Apply skills, knowledge & experience to a cause close to your heart
• Potential career move
• Improve future employment prospects
• Make an active contribution to your community’s well-being
• Play a critical role in re-building vital services post COVID
• Personal challenge / expand comfort zone
• Increased awareness of urgent social issues
And, if the above benefits aren’t enough to get you signing up (like, immediately), then consider the positive effects on your happiness, health and well-being.
Research shows that volunteering can have a huge beneficial impact on your physical and emotional health.
Volunteering makes you happy. By measuring hormones and brain activity, researchers have discovered that being helpful to others delivers immense pleasure. Human beings are hard-wired to give to others. The more we give, the happier we feel.
If you want to know more about the charities we work with or how you can help please feel free to drop me an email Amanda.Bristow@repurpose.org.uk I’m always happy to chat.
If you want to help a charity and volunteer, please apply through our website http://repurpose.org.uk/