Today is a special day in the corporate world, and it is not about the work that is done inside the office but the work that is done outside…and voluntarily.
Celebrated each year on the fourth Monday in February, today is International Corporate Philanthropy Day (ICPD), which is an international advocacy day intended to build awareness of corporate-community partnerships, and to inspire businesses around the world to engage further.
How does this day tie in with Centennial Parklands?
Volunteering is one of the life bloods of Centennial Parklands. As a self-funded public parkland we are reliant on the community’s support and corporate volunteering contributions to help us carry out tasks that we are not always able to carry out on our own day-to-day.
In 2012, 38 companies volunteered in the Parklands contributing 1,684 hours of maintenance work. This in turned saved the Parklands over $30,000!
Some of the fantastic work achieved over the year included:
- 1.93 km of heritage horse fence repainted
- 14 large park picnic benches repainted
- Over 50 lost property bicycles cleaned and repaired which were provided to charity
What can an organisation expect when volunteering in the Parklands?
Makes a change to sitting at the desk!
Our corporate volunteering programs are like no other in Sydney. We are close to the city, have ample parking and provide opportunities for all types of businesses and organisations – large and small.
During the day away from your office, you can choose from activities such as heritage fence and parklands furniture painting, planting, weeding, mulching, litter pickup and even corporate fishing programs. We also receive support through Conservation Volunteers Australia who bring corporate volunteer groups through Centennial Parklands and work on projects allocated by us.
Our qualified and experienced staff will meet, greet and induct your team on site, and provide all the equipment and training necessary for a safe volunteering experience. All you have to do is turn up on the day – with appropriate clothing, gloves, a hat and sunscreen! We even provide an exclusive gas barbeque for you and your team to have a team lunch by one of the ponds while you enjoy the scenic beauty of the Parklands.
Corporate volunteering will benefit your organisation!
Corporate volunteering in a place such as Centennial Parklands provides teams with the opportunity to further engage senior management, employees and not-for-profit partners to participate in a worthwhile program, while teams work on fostering stronger relationships across sectors and social interaction outside the confines of an office.
On the flip-side, through corporate volunteer programs, we here at the Parklands are able to achieve and complete far more than could be achieved otherwise – resulting in environmental and social benefits to the whole community. So it is a win-win for all really!
We truly value the corporate support received by organisations who volunteer in the Parklands as it really is important in sustaining our environment.
A great team bonding experience!
This sounds great! So how do I volunteer my organisation?
Easy! Contact the Parklands Volunteer Coordinator on (02) 9339 6699 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find a date and time that suits you and your team.
We look forward to hearing from you!
A big thank you!
We would like to thank the following companies that volunteered in the Parklands last year: