Northern Trust Projects 2013
Deeply rooted in Northern Trust’s community is a commitment to volunteerism. Northern Trust’s signature volunteering programme in EMEA, Northern Trust Community Partners, was launched in 2010 and aims to build a culture of caring and teamwork, engaging partners and enabling them to represent the best of Northern Trust by demonstrating a commitment to service that extends beyond the day-to-day business responsibilities and into their communities. Northern Trust offers each employee two paid days out of the office to support volunteering projects.
In 2012 and again in 2013, Volunteer Ireland have planned a series of corporate volunteering projects which would give Northern Trust 800 employees in Dublin the chance to make a difference in their local community by assisting not-for-profit groups. The challenge was to set up multiple different day-long projects that would leave a long-lasting impact. The results were inspiring!
Garden Improvements at Cara Cheshire House. Volunteers helped staff at this residential facility for people with both physical and neurological conditions to transform a neglected garden into a charming community space.
Adding Colour to Clonliffe and Croke Park Community Hall Centre. Volunteers assisted locals at this social, educational and leisure facility to revamp the building with a splash of colour, enabling the local community to take pride in their centre and feel encouraged to use it as a place for everyone to enjoy.
Unpacking a new Charity. “Sharing the Journey” is a new support group for all parents and families of deaf and hard of hearing children. Volunteers helped the group make the premises safe and welcoming, getting this new project off to a positive start!
Caring for the Environment. Conservation volunteers were joined by Northern Trust volunteers for a day of clearing, rubbish removal and debris clearance, making Luttrelstown Woodlands safe and beautiful for wildlife and visitors, restoring Woodlands (the oldest woodland in Dublin) to its natural state.
Community Day Trips. Volunteers assisted with the planning and supervision of three very unique days out, providing disadvantaged children with bright memories, new learning experiences and the opportunity to meet and spend time with positive role-models. Taca Clann children went to Gleenan Farm & Maze, while young people from the Ballybough Youth project enjoyed a day of Watersports and “Sharing the Journey” families were taken on an excursion Causey Farm.
“Northern Trust is committed to building a culture of caring and teamwork, which engages our employees and enables them to support the communities in which we live and work,” said Clive Bellows, country head Ireland, at Northern Trust. “Volunteer Ireland introduced us to a range of charities and organisations in Dublin which closely matched our volunteering objectives and provided valuable logistical support and expertise.”