Redrow gives staff two days of paid volunteering leave

Housebuilder Redrow has pledged to allow its more than 2,300 employees to take two days of paid volunteering time throughout 2022 as part of its ‘1,000 Days’ volunteering campaign.

According to the business, it is inviting workers to collectively achieve 1,000 days of volunteering, aiming to shine a spotlight on the activity, and encouraging them to pledge their time to help those in need.

Employees are able to choose their own preferred cause or project, or take part in one of Redrow’s many community projects near its housing developments. If each employee used both of their two days, it would contribute more than 4,600 days to initiatives across England and Wales.

During periods of closure and restrictions in the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, several workers were able to volunteer and help industries and charities, such as Nalab Alaf from Redrow’s Eastern team. She gave her time and support to the NHS by delivering vital medicine to vulnerable people, as well as providing transportation to and from the hospital.

Group HR director Karen Jones commented that the business knows that several members of staff feel passionately about supporting their local causes, as some volunteered at the start of the pandemic and used their own time to do so.

She explained that the organisation recognises the benefits of volunteering in supporting personal and professional growth, whether it is meeting new people and working as part of a team, or building self-confidence and developing leadership skills.

“The 1,000 Days pledge is about supporting our colleague community to make a difference by giving them a little more time, and to inspire our teams all over England and Wales to give that time to local charities and services that need support. We hope that the initiative will bring our Redrow community together to lend a helping hand, as well as celebrating the positive contribution they will make,” Jones said.