- Corporate Volunteering
Going to work these days can offer you so much more than the usual nine to five. Today, corporate social responsibility concerns a lot of employers. And getting employees involved in volunteering strengthens businesses, motivates employees, and can make a tangible difference to local communities.
‘The most amazing and valuable opportunity. The work this charity does is amazing. A fantastic day had by all.’
Camphill Blair Drummond is a vibrant rural community which provides residential and day care to people with learning disabilities. We’re offering businesses the opportunity to get involved – your employees can volunteer to help out by spending a day with us.
‘An enjoyable day during which the combined skills of our team at a practical level became apparent and inspiring on the day.’
Blair Drummond House – the hub of Camphill Blair Drummond community – has a beautiful five-acre estate. The estate and gardens – which includes a small farm – is actually listed in the Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes. We want to restore the estate and bring the gardens back to their natural heritage state. There’s a lot of work to be done.
‘The venue (and weather!) maximised the experience. Sense of value doing what we did and a real interest in going back to do more and publicise the experience.’
Our plans include creating a sensory pathway with different sensory gardens throughout the grounds which will be beneficial to the health and wellbeing of our residents and day students. Our Sensory Garden Project offers you and your colleagues the opportunity to volunteer and get involved with enhancing our gardens and grounds.
‘A fantastic experience that I would definitely recommend to colleagues. It was a great feeling helping others in the community and working differently with colleagues.’
Over the past few years we have welcomed groups from Prudential, Scottish Power, Department of Work and Pensions, Marks and Spencer Dunblane, Waitrose Stirling and Santander and we would like to say a heartfelt thank you to them for their ongoing support!
Sensory Garden Project
This is an open status project which you and your colleagues could sign up for today.
The event starts at 9.30am with tea and coffee, with an introduction to the history of Blair Drummond House and our community life. From 10am you’ll join our garden team, along with some of our residents, to help around the gardens and estate.
Tasks include: planting, weeding, digging, painting, fencing, working with the animals on our small farm, and other light manual work. All you need to bring is a pair of gardening gloves and a packed lunch. We’ll supply light refreshments and biscuits freshly baked in our bakery workshop!
To date, all our employee volunteers have found getting involved with the Sensory Garden Project a rewarding experience. We’re sure it’ll be the same for you!
For more information, please contact Sue on [email protected]
You can also donate to any of our ongoing garden projects here: https://www.neighbourly.com/CamphillBlairDrummond