Coordinated by whatcharity.com, leading technology company Ericsson is looking to match over 300 employees with charities that need skills-based volunteers. If your charity could benefit from support from skilled legal, digital, marketing, HR and finance professionals, you can apply here.

Ericsson’s ‘Our Year of Volunteering’ starts early in 2020. Throughout the year, approximately 40-50 charities with whatcharity.com profiles will make the shortlist to be presented to Ericsson staff. In the first round this December, 10- 15 charities will be presented.

Tiia Sammallathi from whatCharity.com said:

“This is a great opportunity for charities of all size and type to benefit from much needed and highly sought after expertise from a wide range of professional skill-sets. It is a democratic and fair process facilitated by our platform technology. Like our previous applications for grants and competitions, the process is simple and straightforward. We don’t do complicated! We’re very excited to be involved and we look forward to helping build valuable new relationships between charities and Ericsson.”

Roger Peacock HR Director at Ericsson said:

“As a large employer, we want to give back our time, skills and experience to worthy causes, especially for us in the Reading area. We provide our employees up to 1 day per year of paid time out for their charity-based activities and in addition, staff often give many more hours of their own time. During 2020 we’d like to encourage more staff to take part and create stronger links with charities that may benefit from our staff’s time and skills by making it easy for both parties to engage. It is also a great way to engage our workforce and we believe it promotes excellent personal development for those that take part.

“Ericsson is very open to the kind of charities we will look to support and can vary these from year to year. Our ideal situation to start with, is to work with Reading-based charities to allow them to benefit from a large number of our employees who travel and work in Reading. We aim to create a compelling 2020 campaign to really excite and motivate our employees to take part and make a real impact on the charities they will support.”