Giving back, feeling good

How do my team and I volunteer in Sandwell, or use our business skills to help people?

We thought about calling this page ‘corporate social responsibility’. But we didn’t want to make it too formal because there are many ways, big and small, to give back and feel good about being part of Sandwell. Did you know there are more than 1,000 voluntary and community groups* running in the borough? Here is some more information about Sandwell’s community and voluntary sector – and how you and your colleagues can get involved.

Giving back, feeling good banner with Think Sandwell logo and image of fence with cut-out woodland animal silhouettes at Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve
Image taken at Sandwell Valley Nature Reserve by a member of the Think Sandwell team.

*Source: SCVO

Meet SCVO

SCVO (Sandwell Council of Voluntary Organisations) is the support organisation for Sandwell’s voluntary and community organisations and social enterprises. You will find many resources on its website, include signposts to grant funding, useful events, ideas and support services – plus a database of voluntary and community organisations in Sandwell.

SCVO’s weekly e-bulletin is useful: you can sign up here.

Find volunteering opportunities with Let’s Go Sandwell

Hosted by SCVO, the ‘Let’s Go’ website helps individuals and businesses find opportunities to volunteer in Sandwell, while giving local organisations a platform to share the help or resources they need. Take a look at current Let’s Go opportunities.

Get involved with these events

Trustee Chat
SCVO and Dudley CVS
Wednesday 8 June (online)

Introduction to the Voluntary Sector
SCVO
Tuesday 28 June (online)

If you know about or are organising any events you’d like us to consider promoting, email us the details.

Consider applying to be a Sandwell Business Ambassador

The Sandwell Business Ambassadors are a collective of influential local business leaders who act as a voice for the Sandwell business community. They work alongside Sandwell Council and champion responsible business practices – including community wealth building through responsible buying, and nurturing positive mental health. If you’re at leadership level in your organisation, learn more about the Sandwell Business Ambassadors to see whether you’d like to become one too.


For Sandwell-based businesses keen to ‘do more’, see also our pages on:

* Going greener: find ways to make your Sandwell-based business more sustainable
* Sandwell Digital Donation: see how to recycle your unwanted tech equipment in a way that benefits local families in need
* Sandwell workplace wellbeing: get ideas for helping your Sandwell team to stay physically and mentally well
* Social value: learn about Sandwell Council’s way to ensure that money invested in Sandwell brings wider good for local people, communities and the environment.
* Support for social enterprises: get resources for running a business that gives back.

Share your stories

Think Sandwell is always keen to share the good news of Sandwell businesses. We love to champion your success and inspire others to give back to our borough too. Take a look at our news page and contact us with your updates.

This page was last updated in May 2022.

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