Community Challenges and volunteering

The Community Challenge initiative allows teams or individual colleagues one paid day in a 12 month period to undertake volunteering in the community. The aim is to provide an opportunity to develop your team whilst providing valuable support to a local charity or community organisation.

Community Challenges take place during a working day and can be hands-on, practical tasks such as decorating, gardening or organising/assisting with events. They could also provide assistance with a more technical task or by applying specialist skills and knowledge you have. 

This scheme is currently under redevelopment so that it works better both for colleagues and for the organisations it aims to support. The process also needs to be rethought and risk assessments re-developed - look out for updates in the weekly bulletin in 2022!  If you wish to undertake a Community Challenge day in the meantime, or have an idea for a volunteering activity that colleagues could get involved with in the future, please email us: stafflife@exeter.ac.uk