Santander Discovery Days Team Volunteering Programme
CCWorks kickstarted Santander's team volunteering programme, 'Discovery Days' which we have helped grow from 65 days in 2010 to over 600 days in 2019. We worked with Santander to grow the programme by sourcing potential opportunities throughout the country for a database that staff can easily search and book their team's volunteering day.
CCWorks research and identify suitable opportunities, assess and approve those opportunities against an agreed criteria, manage the process from booking to completion, co-ordinate the payments for material projects and gather feedback from Team Leaders and voluntary organisations to help evaluate the programme.
Argos and Sainsbury's Brighten a Million Christmases Toy and Food Donation Campaign
Brighten a Million Christmases was launched in 2018 to help provide Food and Toys to people in need within the communities Argos and Sainsbury’s work. CCWorks have been involved from the start, sourcing a Toy Donation Partner for all Sainsbury’s and Argos 2300 stores, ensuring existing Food Donations Partners in Sainsbury’s stores were able to cope with additional collections over this period and find alternative partners if not.
We do this by researching and identifying potential partners, assessing and approving applications, matching approved partners to stores, providing email and telephone helpline to support stores and charity partners, and we monitor and evaluate the programme. We’re pleased that the programme is becoming bigger and more successful each year.
Sainsbury's Food Donation Programme
CCWorks has been working with Sainsbury's since 2015 on the Food Donation Programme, with an initial brief to partner 400 stores with a charity to receive donated items. Following the success of the pilot we were asked to find suitable partners for all their stores nationwide and we have now sourced over 2000 partners to collect surplus food and customer donations. Our ongoing support includes researching and identifying potential partners, assessing and approving applications, matching approved partners to stores, helping the partnership run smoothly, reporting and gathering feedback to continuously improve the process.