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24 September 2014
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BBC develops employee volunteering partnerships

The BBC is aiming to partner with national charities working across the country to help develop and deliver its employee volunteering scheme.

The scheme will provide BBC staff willing to volunteer, opportunities of working in communities offering a variety of experience and skills across a range of disciplines. The scheme will start this Autumn.

The initial plan is to identify 25 to 35 charitable organisations as partners in the scheme through an open tendering process.

The BBC is looking to work with organisations that regularly make use of employee volunteers and have systems in place to help, support and monitor the work of its volunteers.

Michael Hastings, Head of the Corporate Social Responsibility Centre at the BBC, said: "We hope to select a range of organisations spanning different types of sectors, for example, working in education, arts, disability and diversity, to name a few.

"We also want to select groups offering different types of volunteering experiences, for example, team challenges, trusteeship, using staff professional skills."

Notes to Editors

Interested charitable organisations should write to the BBC, Room 315, Henry Wood House, 3 and 6 Langham Place, London, W1A 1AA before 27 June 2003.

The selection process will be on 28 and 30 July.

BBC volunteers already support a number of charities and organisations around the UK. These successful local schemes will continue alongside this new UK wide initiative.



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