Voluntary & Community Sector

Working with community groups to partner with business

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Through our work advising companies on engaging with their communities through employee volunteering, we have developed expertise in identifying strategic community partners all over Ireland.


Many companies encourage their employees to volunteer their skills, time and manpower to local voluntary organisations for positive social impact. There are two primary forms of volunteering – skills based and practical. Here are some examples of each:

Skills based volunteering- such as HR, Marketing, Finance, Information Technology, Legal and Strategic/Business planning.

Practical Help – such as painting and decorating of buildings, gardening, improving the environment through clean-ups, spring cleaning, preparing packs for an event.

If you are a community group and have any of the needs identified above and have the capacity to work with business, Business in the Community would like you to hear from you. We have created a short survey in order to identify your needs which you can find by clicking here

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  • Business Impact Map – You can see how members of our network provide a range of supports to community and voluntary organisations around the country by exploring our Business Impact map here. 

For any queries about our work with community organisations please contact Shane Mulchrone, Community Outreach Executive on 01-8743846 or by email smulchrone@bitc.ie