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CORPORATE VOLUNTEERING

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Be part of the #BigSmile family of volunteers to help build communities for the world’s most vulnerable people.

 

Imagine the feeling after the day volunteering, sharing memories with the team and friends you made, with an immensely proud feeling of what the team's contribution will do for the communities there.

 

  • Take a team of employees to have an experience of a lifetime on our community build projects in South Africa.

  • Work on location in the local community to see first hand the impact that volunteering has.

  • Be led and guided by an experienced Team Leader, and work with #BigSmile staff on the ground where you are in safe hands from start to finish.

What's involved in a trip

Choose from one of our projects starting with: South Africa – Meadowlands, Johannesburg. Next is in Kenya.

 

  • 8 -10 days, with 5 of those days spent building on site.

 

Undertake important roles for the community build, such as digging, mixing mortar, building walls, laying blocks, painting walls, and moving materials. There is plenty to help with build this much-needed Meadowlands community and sports academy.

 

  • Have the opportunity to meet people from the local community and explore new places.

  • Immerse your senses in a unique cultural wild safari - spending 2/3 days with your newly found volunteer friends, while surrounded by some of the world’s most beautiful natural scenery and wild animals. Good food, hearty conversation and amazing memories await your evenings.

Brand values and your CSR

This kind of corporate volunteering adds real value and personality to your organisation. The programme’s key benefits include:

 

  • Improving staff retention and engagement

  • Aligning your organisation as socially responsible and globally aware

  • Opportunities to demonstrate your commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

  • Connecting you better to your clients, customers, and community

 

#BigSmile provides the Corporate Social Responsibility package adding value to your business & brand.

 

Use the tax you would normally pay & turn it into a greater asset.

 

You can also fund a project through our #BigBrand offers, if for any reason that at the moment you cannot give up time to actually volunteer, but you or your business would love to be involved.

2 Employees

3 - 5 Employees

5 - 10 Employees

1 - 20 Employees

"It's The Best Thing You'll Ever Do"

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to have building skills to volunteer?


Any building skills would be really useful, especially at the start of a project build. But, we also need people who are willing to help gets their hands on to support - paint, carry things. support the other works being worked on. In the medium to longer-term we will also require softer skills to help with teaching and other personal aspects in the community.




Will I need to arrange anything myself?


We are unique because we arrange everything for you, flights, accomodation, etc. The only things you need to do are: 1. Passport with 6months+ and 2 spare sheets for stamps. 2. Innoculations to be up-to-date - Tetanus, Diptheria, Yellow Fever, Hepatitus. (please check with your Doctor for up-to-date advice). 3. To bring your own steel toe-cap boots/steel-cap trainers (for safety and your own hygiene). 4. Please complete the volunteer and medical forms. Then we can discuss anything else with you.




How often do the build trips happen and how many people go?


Generally twice per year, around Feb-April and again in October. We have an initial project in South Africa building a community and sports academy. There is always a project manager from the UK and the project manager in the local area overseeing the project. Then around 10 -15 volunteers working with the local community around the same numbers.




What about safety?


With any 3rd world country, it is recommended not to wear any jewellery, branded watches, branded clothes, or have expensive items on show, such as mobile phones. Just wear things that you are hapy can get dirty.

Because in these countries, they have very little to nothing, itesm like these would feed them for months. So it is just to reduce any risk for your or others you are with. Much like you would not leave bags alone in the UK.

We also have carried out due diligence on the project sites, providing:

#A fully secure site

#We will always be together in a group

#We have on the ground local knowledge and local support

#We hire our own dedicated drivers

#All food, water, tools, materials are provided and secure

#We are with you all the way on each project

We are also TTA Members 100% Financial Protection

Proud members of the Travel Trust Association giving you 100% financial protection

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We hold an Air Travel Organisation license (ATOL) giving you maximum protection & peace of mind.





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