Do you want help to make a real difference in the community?
Are you an employee looking for ways to build a positive workplace culture, and satisfied, productive staff members?
Or maybe you are an environmental-based community group in need of assistance to maximise your on-ground outcomes?
If you answered yes to any of the above, a new project being implemented by the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council (NACC) could offer just the solutions you are looking for.
Last year, NACC was awarded funding to work collaboratively with local community groups to develop meaningful volunteering opportunities for local employees and students.
Employee volunteering might be big business, but it is no longer only suited to large corporations. By tailoring involvement specifically to meet their individual needs, the project -titled Elevate Your Impact – aims to make employee volunteering accessible for small to medium businesses, enabling them to experience benefits such as improved staff retention, wellbeing and productivity.
Project Manager, Sarah Samulkiewicz-Taylor said: “Elevate Your Impact provides an ideal opportunity for local businesses to give back to the community, connect with nature and engage with a different range of people and experiences. Participants learn new skills and have the chance to interact with one another in a relaxed, stress-free environment.”
The project involves partnering with local NRM groups to increase their capacity to undertake valuable and much needed NRM activities, such as clean-up events, stabilising coastal dunes by laying native vegetation (brushing) and planting seedlings, just to name a few.
Groups can identify projects they would like assistance with and, via the project, support will be provided through essential labour, resources and supplementary materials, along with the chance for groups to share their passion, knowledge and experience with others.
If you represent a school, local business or community group and are interested in finding out how this project could work for you, please contact Sarah Samulkiewicz-Taylor on firstname.lastname@example.org or 9938 0120.
This project is supported by financial assistance from the State NRM Program, made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program.