Volunteering is a great way to get involved in your community, help those in need, and learn about causes you’re passionate about. You will also:
- Share your knowledge
- Meet new people
- Contribute to a cause you support
- Learn new skills
- Gain personal fulfilment
- Have fun!
Types of Volunteering
Volunteering your professional expertise is high impact, because your professional skills can make a huge difference to charities. Non-profits are often under-staffed and under-resourced, so having a professional volunteer their time can be extremely valuable. At the same time, there are many benefits to you, both professionally and personally.
If you work in the ICT industry, you can take advantage of regular Skills Exchange events run by Telco Together in Melbourne and Sydney. These events feature charities pitching a small technical problem to a roomful of enthusiastic staff from the telco/ICT sector, who then volunteer 1-2 days to help solve the issue. Find out more about the Skills Exchange
Team based volunteering
As one of the benefits of membership, Telco Together’s member organisations can participate in team based corporate volunteering programs. We will work with your organisation to develop and manage a calendar of volunteering events. These opportunities create significant value to your organisation, staff, and the charities we work with.
Charities must meet strict criteria in order to be selected by Telco Together as a program partner.
Charities must have:
- An established corporate volunteering program
- A volunteer manager who ensures volunteers are suitably managed and inducted
- Appropriate insurance, safety and supervision
We also assess each charity against other criteria, including:
- Cost of participation (if any)
- Size of groups, available days/times, location
- Registration process, including the need for working with children and police checks
- Alignment with causes supported by Telco Together and our member organisations
If possible, Telco Together staff attend the volunteering programs (in particular the first visit) to ensure that all measures are in place for a safe, fun and meaningful volunteering experience.
We encourage all attendees to provide us with feedback to ensure that they have been treated with respect, feel valued and have been able to contribute in the best way possible.
To find out more about our Corporate Volunteering program, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If your employer is a member of Telco Together, we can work with them to implement a calendar of volunteer events for your workplace. Contact Telco Together for more information. Many employers offer 1-2 days volunteering leave per year, so check with your HR department.
If you would like to be kept informed of future volunteering events, you can add yourself to our Volunteer Register.
Telco Together Foundation.