Engaging with local charities and voluntary organisations brings benefits for your business:

  • Staff retention and motivation is increased
  • Opportunities for positive publicity
  • Employee volunteering develops new skills and strengthens teams

Here are just some of the ways you can get involved:

Team Challenge

Short projects - Big impact

Team Challenge

A great way to get involved if you have limited time. VARB can provide details of local organisations looking for help with a range of projects.

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Adopt a Charity

Find a local charity to support this year

Adopt a charity

The support of your business in helping to fundraise could make a huge difference to one of these small local charities.

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Employee Volunteering

Develop your skills, whilst giving something back

Employee Volunteering

VARB has a range of local individual volunteer opportunities; both short term and on-going.

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Sharing resources

Low cost ways to make a difference

Sharing resources

Can you help - with office furniture and equipment, with storage, with advice, with a van?

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TEAM CHALLENGES

Below are some current volunteering requests suitable for team challenge in the run up to Christmas 2017. If you are already planning for the New Year then please contact info@varb.org.uk for 2018 opportunities or watch this space:

Santa’s Helpers – Dates in December

Each year the Rotary Club of Redhill Redstone takes its Santa sleigh through the streets to collect for charities and community projects.  They need volunteers to follow Santa’s sleigh calling on houses and collecting from onlookers.

This would be a suitable activity for small teams (maximum 12) or individuals.

Collections take place between 6pm and 9pm on the following dates/areas:

12 December  Whitebushes Estate

14 December  Redstone Hill

18 December  Watercolour/ Park 25

20 December Outwood & Smallfield

21 December South Nutfield

If you are interested please contact volunteer@varb.org.uk or call 01737 763156


Wrap it Up for local charities – Christmas Volunteering

Where: Redhill

When: Dates throughout December 10am – 4pm

Suitable for: Teams of 3-6 (or a larger team split into shifts)

The Belfry Shopping Centre in Redhill is kindly hosting a Christmas wrapping station throughout December with all proceeds being donated to a range of local charities.  We need your help to staff the wrapping station between 10am and 4pm.  Christmas jumpers welcome!   More information: info@varb.org.uk

If you are a local charity and would like to get involved in this fundraising and PR opportunity then please get in touch – there are a few dates left.


Christmas Clear up with the Gatton Trust – 7th & 14th December

Where: Gatton Park, Reigate

Suitable for: Teams any size

Fancy burning off a few mince pies?  Why not volunteer with the Gatton Trust and help with the restoration and maintenance of this local heritage site.  You will be working outside alongside trained staff and volunteers who will guide you through every step of your task – helping to prepare the gardens for Christmas and Winter.  More information: email info@varb.org.uk


Christmas Shopping Trip with the Live at Home project – 23 November

Where: Redhill

Suitable for: a team of 20 volunteers

Help make Christmas a bit brighter for ten elderly Live at Home members, by taking them out for a morning’s Christmas shopping.  The day starts at 9.15am with a briefing at the Live at Home centre in Redhill.  Working in pairs, the team will then escort members (mostly in wheelchairs) around the town centre.  A group lunch will be served and the members depart at 2.30pm.  There is an option to stay on at the Centre and help wrap Christmas presents and write cards – with some background Christmas music and a lovely atmosphere!

More information: email info@varb.org.uk


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Employee Volunteering

Do you match any of the following short term opportunities?

  • Advice needed on updating web sites and using social media
  • Help developing a communications strategy
  • Human Resource guidance on staff recruitment and contracts

Below are some current volunteering requests suitable for Employee Volunteering:

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Adopt a Charity

Many businesses (and schools) select a local charity to support each year. There are lots of fun ways to show your support:

  • holding fundraising events (from cake sales to golf days)
  • undertaking a sponsored challenge for your charity (from head shaves to sky dives).

It’s not just about fundraising, You could also offer your time as volunteers or maybe help with resources.

Contact VARB for a list of local charities who would really welcome your support.

Sharing resources

Do you have any surplus office furniture or equipment that needs a new home?

Could you provide a spare desk for two days a week to help a small, Reigate-based mental health charity?

Do you have a meeting room that could be used for a training event for a Redhill charity?

Below are some current resource requests and offers:

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Business Case Studies


SGN helping Redehall School

“Just a note to say thank you for organising our 2 volunteering days at Redehall School. Both groups thoroughly enjoyed themselves and the Head was very appreciative of our efforts.” Team Leader, SGN
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Nationwide at Active Prospects

“Just wanted to update you that since the VARB event about corporate volunteering – we have since had Nationwide come to do a garden makeover for us and they are now looking at quarterly support and fundraising for us.” Sue Stockman, Active Prospects