News update – Volunteer schemes boom at Barclays

An increasing number of employees at Barclays are signing up to volunteering schemes through work. Last year the high street bank saw over 12,000 employees take part in a volunteering programme compared with 10,000 the year before.

Managers at the company said that volunteering had had a real impact on the business; 61% said it improved communication and 56% said it had improved staff’s decision-making skills.