Somerset Skills Bank is an exciting initiative run by Somerset Community Foundation (SCF) in partnership with Spark Somerset that aims to encourage volunteers to donate their time and expert skills to support local charities.
Anyone who is looking to develop new skills and experience, or has been furloughed and would like to use their free time to volunteer in Somerset, would be ideal for the project.
Research by volunteeringmatters.org.uk shows that 85% of employees who volunteer feel more positive about their employer overall and studies show that volunteering can deliver many benefits including improved physical and mental health.
HR professionals, marketing specialists or IT gurus, can all be matched to the right volunteering opportunity by SCF and Spark Somerset, making it easy and rewarding to give back.
To sign-up to volunteer in Somerset, or if a local charity or community group and would like to be matched with and receive support from a volunteer, visit www.somersetcf.org.uk/skillsbank and click through to fill in the simple online form.
More information is available from SCF by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or, if that isn’t possible, by telephoning 01749 344949.
Community Foundations are local champions, connecting people and organisations that want to improve their communities. They invest in local people and organisations tackling some of the biggest issues facing communities today and supporting some of society’s most disadvantaged people.
They provide help and advice to those who want to give at the heart of their communities, both now and in the long-term, by matching donors to important local causes. Last year, SCF provided funding of £2.6m to almost 300 projects across the county, supporting 40,000 people.