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# We are the UK’s first fully bespoke volunteering experience that builds sustainable communities that make a real difference, but also fully immerses you into the culture with a trip experience to create something truly unforgettable.
# No stress - everything is arranged for you - you just turn up with your passion, hands & a smile. You're in safe-hands, we are with you all the way, with our support throughout.
# #BigSmile is the Community Interest arm of the award-winning Hashtag Travel. They are a lean team with years of expert knowledge in travel – arranging all of your travel needs, ensuring we offer the best bespoke and truly unique experience for you.
# All our staff started out as #BIG SMILE volunteers themselves, they have confidence in our projects and are dedicated to ensuring you have the same life-changing experience that they did.
We’re a fully transparent Community Interest Company (CIC), which you will see and experience for yourself, seeing where your support and funds go into making a difference for the communities.
Our unique approach provides a fully-arranged such as a safari that gives back to the local area.
We also collaborate with other reputable partners, such as The Footprints Foundation, who have years of expertise on the ground, ensuring that we make the most sustainable impact.
We understand how important Corporate Social Responsivity (CSR) is becoming to businesses, in today’s socially-connected world, customers, investors and employees want to know the social impact and environmental responsibility that a business is making for them to be a loyal supporter of that brand.
With the proper use of CSR, it can improve a company’s performance and so add to the bottom line. #BigSmile is focused on social and environmental impact which reflects on your business when you get involved with our projects or sponsorships.
Unique Team Building
Did you know that team building, that is carried out in more complex environments, such as abroad, are proven to improve collaboration, communication and problem-solving?
Team building, creates a stronger bond and fosters morale at work and research proves this boosts engagement levels by up to 50% and 87% are more loyal to a company offering this.
The world’s largest companies understand that creativity significantly boosts a company’s bottom line. Google, 3M & many more allow time for employees to get away from their regular jobs to foster new skills. Employees working as a team provide more new and creative solutions.
Genuine Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Corporate Social Responsibility, known as “CSR” is highly important to a business’ success because the way a business practices, is directly linked to the way it is perceived by its stakeholders including the largest stakeholder group – its customers.
In today’s socially connected world, customers, investors and employees want to know the social impact & environmental responsibility that a business is making for them to be a loyal supporter of that brand. With the proper use of CSR, it can improve a company’s performance and so add to the bottom line.
91% of customers expect businesses to demonstrate CSR
80% of customers will buy from a company that carries out genuine CSR
90% of customers will boycott a company if they feel they lack genuine CSR
78% of employees state CSR is very important to their reason to work at a company
“Not only is it appropriate for the company to give back to the communities in which it operates, it is also smart business.” (Harvey Golub, Chairman and CEO of American Express).
80% of Millennials (age 18-37) state a company’s CSR affects their buying decision
75% of Gen Xers (age 38-49) state a company’s CSR affects their buying decision
CSR is increasing, in years to come it will not be a ‘nice to do’ instead it will be increasingly vital to a company’s business model and culture that provides a competitive advantage and increases the bottom-line impact.