Our area is home to a number of charities, large and small, supporting causes ranging from child welfare to international aid. WeAreWaterloo is comitted to building relationships between local businesses, charities and community groups.
The charities and community organisations in Waterloo have a need for volunteers or supporters to participate in their activities. Employee volunteering not only benefits the community but can also boost your staff retention, motivation and productivity.
Community Southwark is a local charity that helps their corporate partners to make the biggest possible impact for charities and community organisations in and around Southwark and Lambeth. They can provide your team with volunteering opportunities with thousands of local charities each with varied, meaningful and fulfilling tasks. Community Southwark manage the whole volunteering process from start to finish so there is no hassle for you. Check out their Employer Supported Volunteering and arrange a meeting today.
They also offer a number or training opportunities for local charities which are free once you sign your organisation up as a member. Find out more.
Waterloo Foodbank Scheme
With over 20 businesses now participating in the scheme, our Foodbank collections continue to grow. Businesses can sign up and have a crate delivered to their business premises and they can fill it with donations for the Foodbank (a top three most wanted items is given as guidance). On set collection periods, usually around five a year focused on big events like Christmas, the boxes are collected by Eden Caterers, a local company whose vans are always seen about the Waterloo area. Eden take the full collection boxes and deliver them to the Foodbank. Amazingly, the Foodbank can also give an exact weight for the amount collected by each business. Simple as that! To sign up to the scheme, get in touch.
Additional, one-off collections can be made outside of these collection weeks if required.
Waterloo Community Events
WeAreWaterloo works with local community organisations on a number of events, such as the Waterloo Carnival. We work with local employee volunteers to help them prepare for this colourful celebration and to boost local employer involvement. You can find out more about the Waterloo Carnival here.