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Our staff love to support their local communities, that’s why we give them two paid leave days each year to do volunteer work.

Supporting the communities that support us

Each year, our staff volunteer almost 1000 hours (see 2016 Annual Report) to help local charities and community groups in their local area.

Staff volunteering is part of our CommunityAssist Program and is another great example of the generosity and community spirit within our team.

Our most recent staff volunteering days include:

  • Hunter Wetlands Centre: Our Marketing department swapped their keyboards for gardening gloves and headed to the Hunter Wetlands Centre, using a community leave day to plant hundreds of new seedlings that will help conserve the amazing biodiversity at this unique site.
  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Bind Children – Floraville: Team members from our branches and head office rolled up their sleeves to take part in the Annual Volunteer Clean up Blitz for the RIDBC at their Floraville facility, tackling a variety of tasks including; gardening cleaning the preschool and early learning centre, organising the toy library cleaning toys and making braille books for students.
  • Rotary Youth Driver Awareness Program: A number of our staff use their community leave days annually to assist the Rotary Club of Newcastle over two days with this important road safety education program which aims to reduce death and injury amongst young people on Australia’s roads. The program targets young people aged 16 – 17 who are starting to drive or ride in a vehicle driven by their peers.
  • Kids Foundation: Our staff helped the Kids Foundation deliver their SeeMore Safety program to 150 preschools in Newcastle and the Hunter. The program aims to raise awareness and understanding for young children of hazards and other dangers around the house and the community, and reduce the number of serious injuries young children suffer through falls, burns and other accidents.
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