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What Time and Talents does

Time & Talents is the social enterprise arm of One Westminster that runs the employee volunteering programme in Westminster. The team facilitates corporate-community engagement with the aim of building sustainable partnerships between public, private and community organisations.

Westminster is a diverse borough and the needs of its residents change frequently. According to the 2019 English Indices of Deprivation, parts of the borough are among the most deprived areas in the country.

Established in 1996, Time & Talents has built strong ties with One Westminster's extensive network of more than 100 local community organisations that make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged people living in the borough.

Our Employee Volunteering Programme

Take your organisation's corporate social responsibility (CSR) to the next level with employee volunteering activities.

We facilitate volunteer placements in community projects that match your social value offering and CSR objectives with the needs in the community.

We can organise either one-off or ongoing volunteering programmes for teams and individuals. Typical events include:

  • Team away-days that are great for team building
  • Bespoke programme of activities for a week, month, or quarterly events
  • Charity hackathons that can involve 100+ employees at conferences/company away days

Projects & Activities

Time & Talents has a large range of projects to choose from including:

Practical & environmental: Supporting charities with manual tasks, such as painting and decorating, cleaning and clearing, or gardening and environmental regeneration, improves communities where there is limited capacity and resource; an active, teambuilding approach to volunteering.

Skills share: Whether volunteering as an individual or part of a team, employees use the skills developed through their careers to effect change in the community. In this way, we provide key support for charity staff, such as peer mentors, training workshops and trusteeships. Employee volunteers also work directly with disadvantaged members of the community on issues such as unemployment, isolation or literacy.

Skills for schools: Involves mentoring in schools, typically in support of employability. Such sessions provide volunteers the chance to run mock interviews or devise workshops for other skills development.

Life skills: Such projects involve sharing skills to give people in the community the tools they need to lead a self-sufficient life, such as providing IT support for older people, cookery/healthy eating sessions for young families, motivational talks for vulnerable adults and much more.

Organisational development (including trusteeships): Includes mentoring charity staff to support organisational development, sharing skills in marketing, project management or book keeping, IT/web support, becoming a trustee or taking on an advisory role.

Donations & giving: If you cannot leave the office to join a project for whatever reason, you can always volunteer your time and fundraise for local charities via our Local Giving page. Email Paola Pagliarin for full support to help you set up a page online.