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The Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) supports and promotes voluntary and community groups and volunteers.
A huge number of volunteers are supported by their employer, either in work time or outside of work hours. This is known as employee volunteering.

Employee volunteering is a very rewarding experience, which benefits both the employee and the organisation that volunteer work is being done for. Employee's can make a difference to an issue they care about, contribute to the regeneration of the local area and/or make a difference to someone's life.

Depending on the activity chosen, employees can use skills they already have or learn new ones by taking on roles, tasks and responsibilities that do not feature in their normal paid work. This will also contribute to employee personal development in a non-work environment.

As part of a volunteering team, employees can get to know their colleagues better through community based team challenges in a new and stimulating environment.