Paycare introduces paid volunteering leave

Kevin Rogers

Paycare has given its employees two additional days of paid leave so that they can undertake charity and volunteering work.

The Wolverhampton-based health cash plan organisation launched the initiative in June to enable staff to support worthwhile causes of their choice.

A number of employees, including senior management, have taken up the volunteering leave benefit since its launch. This includes helping nearby football club Bilston Town FC with tasks such as ground maintenance, painting, and preparing for new fencing.

Kevin Rogers (pictured), chief executive officer at Paycare, has also donated his time to Devonshire Infant School, helping pupils prepare for secondary school.

The employee volunteering scheme aligns with the organisation’s commitment to supporting the local community.

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Rogers said: “We believe that by providing staff with paid leave to donate their time to charities, initiatives and projects of their choice, they can feel empowered and valued, and others will benefit immensely. The new initiative aligns with our honest, caring and can-do ethos, and is just the latest scheme we’ve put in place centred around ensuring that people are at the heart of everything we do.

“Feedback from the team has been so positive. This is our way of encouraging them to do good deeds that they previously may have struggled to have time to do while working, and it all ties into the [organisation’s] not-for-profit ethos. We look forward to seeing what they have planned in the near future, and who they will be helping; it’s exciting times!”