Employee supported volunteering (ESV)
We’re working to highlight the variety of mentoring and befriending activity taking place across all sectors. Although many employers are already involved with mentoring and befriending, the evidence of the business benefits is patchy at best. We aim to work with a number of employers to develop evidence to demonstrate a robust business case for quality mentoring and befriending employee supported volunteering.
We are currently undertaking research to develop a case study evaluation report which will examine the skills and competencies which can be gained by employees and employers engaged with mentoring ESV activity. It will also examine the process of engaging with quality mentoring employee supported volunteering and make recommendations for future good practice to drive up employee volunteering in mentoring.
- To engage a minimum of 10 employers who are involved with ESV mentoring activity
- To gather evidence from employers, employees and projects
- To raise awareness of appropriate routes to mentoring volunteering opportunities for employers and employees
- To develop good practice guidance around successful models for both employers and mentoring projects
- To inform a campaign to encourage employers to consider mentoring within their employer supported volunteering programmes
- To understand if there is a role for an intermediary/broker such as MBF within mentoring ESV
To get involved in the research or access support to set up an ESV mentoring or befriending project, please contact Emma Dobie or call 0161 813 1125.