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Gift Your Time as a Volunteer

2 March 2021

Whether it is the monumental national volunteer effort to support the NHS, or the 500 employees of McCarthy Stone who volunteered throughout the first lockdown, one thing we have been acutely reminded of is the contribution that the voluntary sector makes to society.

Volunteers are a valuable part of any charity, whether it is helping to raise much needed funds or providing direct support to service users, contributing an estimated £18.2 Billion to the UK economy with their efforts.

In recent years, McCarthy Stone has worked with the Royal Voluntary Service and Coram Beanstalk to provide both fundraising and volunteering help, and one of the aims of the Foundation is to help widen the areas through which McCarthy Stone staff and homeowners can get involved in volunteering.

Our volunteering programme is run by our in-house app called ‘Rockstars’ where all volunteers can build a profile, and get their DBS checks done ahead of taking up an opportunity. There is a massive pool of talent and experience within both employees and homeowners, and it is our aim to connect that with charities who could benefit.