Giva Blog Categories : Volunteerism

Case Studies in CSR: Freeths Partners with BITC's Right to Read

Freeths & BITC's Right to Read

Literacy is critical to understanding and succeeding in today's world. A report from the National Literacy Trust shows that low literacy is associated with poverty and that individuals with low literacy are "more likely to be in routine work, receive working age benefits, live in disadvantaged housing conditions and more deprived areas and experience homelessness".

Business in the Community (BITC's) Right to Read programme aims to raise literacy standards by increasing the number of trained volunteers providing reading support for children ages seven through eleven. Since January 2015, Freeths, a national law firm, has worked to increase this number. More than 70 of its staff members have volunteered for the programme, helping over 250 children.


5 UK Charities Working to Protect Wildlife

Environmental Conservation & Wildlife Protection

With more than 165,000 registered UK charities from which to choose, people interested in getting involved with one could easily feel overwhelmed. In addition to thousands of different organisations, there exist hundreds of diverse social causes as well. If you are interested in volunteering with animals or plants, or would like to help preserve their natural habitats through donations or a corporate partnership, this article may be able to assist you in the charity selection process.

The following are descriptions of five unique charities serving to protect the diverse flora and fauna of the United Kingdom:


5 Fun Outdoor Events That Raise Money for UK Charities

Fun UK Charity Fundraising

Many charities work hard to address serious issues, such as education in developing countries and cystic fibrosis research. However, that does not mean that charity fundraising, advocacy, and events cannot be serious fun! We have compiled a list of five fun outdoors events that help support various UK charities. Here they are:


Giva Announces Its New UK Volunteer Resource Information Centre

Giva UK Volunteer Resource Information Centre

So you have decided you might like to volunteer. But where do you start? At Giva, we realise that standing at the deep end looking into the vast pool of volunteerism can be overwhelming and intimidating for many people. That is why we are delighted to announce our new UK Volunteer Resource Information Centre! We hope this useful tool will assist and inspire people in identifying and awakening their natural skills, gifts and desires in their quest to help others.


Give & Gain Day 20 May 2016

Giva & Gain Day 2016

Which is the best day of the year to volunteer? Every day! However, when it comes to corporate volunteering, Business in the Community's annual Give & Gain Day truly rises to the top.


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