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Employee Volunteering – Pro Bono Bank

Employee volunteering is a great way to utilise the knowledge, skills and experience of professionals to benefit local communities and make a real difference. Thrive provides expertise in corporate social responsibility through innovative business volunteering opportunities with a local focus. Using expert knowledge of local need we can support you to maximise the positive impact of your business to create and capitalise on social value.
For more information about employee volunteering contact Caroline Lewis,

Thrive Trafford are already work with a wide range of businesses who donate time, skills and resources to local good causes. After Volunteers’ Week we wanted to encourage even more to get involved, so we’ve launched the Trafford Pro Bono Bank!

The Thrive Pro Bono Bank is a pool of responsible professionals and business leaders with varied skills, knowledge and experience. The bank creates a network of responsible business professionals who work and live in Trafford, who can share their expertise with the voluntary sector- and each other.

Joining the Pro Bono Bank gives you access to a wide range of volunteering opportunities which:

The Bank provides an easy and flexible way to volunteer your time. Could you offer over-the-phone marketing advice to a social enterprise? Or run a financial planning session for the board of a charity?

Thrive Trafford, Big Life Group and Trafford Council last year hosted a Responsible Employer networking event.  Over 12 local businesses attended and took advantage of the opportunity to network, learn something new and get a flavour of the rewards that can be reaped by supporting their local community. Thrive staff gave a short presentation on the Pro-Bono Bank, which supports businesses to volunteer their skills. They were also given some examples of businesses who have support staff into and in employment and found out about the free advice and support they can access free of charge.

Executive Member for Economic Growth and Planning, Councillor Michael Hyman  said: “Trafford has a strong and thriving business community. This event was a great opportunity to bring business, Council members and other health, employment and social care agencies together to help create and develop a social responsibility culture in the Borough and drive forward the recruitment of  local skills.”

For further information and to apply to become part of the Pro Bono Bank please click here to download an application form.

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