We have brought together a list of organisations who specialise in connecting businesses with volunteering opportunities across the city in the hope that they can provide additional help for you to find the right way for your business to help your community.

While some of the businesses below are free, others do require a one-off or yearly sum (not-for-profits do not pay to be matched with you), this sum helps them to continue to help the local communities  they serve.

Go Green

A Green Capital funded project that is run in partnership with Business West and Low Carbon South West, Go Green is focused on helping businesses recognise and achieve their sustainability goals.

Businesses are invited to create a free, bespoke action plan at the Go Green website to help guide and inform their green activity across five pillars of sustainability.

Volunteering is actively encouraged by the Go Green programme, and sits squarely under the Happy & Healthy pillar. Find out more at the Go Green website.

Bristol Green Capital Partnership 

This organisation has been around for seven years and contributed greatly to Bristol aquiring the European Green Capital Award. They are committed to making Bristol 'a low carbon city with a high quality of life for all'.

Members make a pledge to commit to working towards that goal. The organisation also hosts several Action Groups which focus on finding solutions for key problems in the city.

Business in the Community

This is a nationwide organisation with a broad reach in Bristol. They offer several ways for organisations to get involved.

This includes:

  • Pro Help days, which create opportunities for people with skills they wish to donate to a good cause to connect directly with organisations.
  • Give and Gain Day (15 May). If organisations wish to contribute for this day Business in the Community provides a brokerage service where they connect businesses with organisations seeking help, this is a very personal approach and ensures your employees get the most out of the day.

Neighbourly.com

Neighbourly is quite a unique website, it's founders came from the business world and had a vision of creating a place where business could more easily connect and help their local communities. Because it is built from this perspective it is very business friendly. 

Using Neighbourly you will be able to locate all of the organisations in an area that interests you, whether that be one of the Green Capital themes or a geographical area of the city. You will also be able to find all of the organisations that applied for the Neighbourhood Partnership Grants, and people from the other Grant streams are starting to put their projects on there now too even those who weren't successful and choose to help those that interest you. 

You will be able to decide whether you wish to donate money or people to their cause, ideal for corporate responsibility days. 

 

If you would like your organisation featured in this list please get in touch with us.

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November 15, 2016
Activity centre project shows how CSR can become mainstream business activity
A project involving Young Bristol and Burges Salmon shows just how great the benefits can be for all concerned if you plan your staff volunteering project.
August 25, 2016
Recognising great work in the community
Do you know a person or local voluntary group making an extraordinary contribution to the community, voluntary, local and social enterprise sector? If so, nominating them for an honour or award can be a great way to recognise their efforts.
November 12, 2015
Volunteer Story - Fitting volunteering into your lifestyle
Volunteer Story looking at a variety of roles and the positive impact those have had on her life. Also considering her responsibilities as a single parent and volunteering for roles which support those responsibilities.