Trustees Executors - Community Volunteering
At Trustees Executors, wellness is important to us and as part of our Wellness Programme, Community Volunteer Days have been introduced to provide employees with an opportunity to each spend one paid working day giving back to the local community.
In June, our Auckland based team spent some days volunteering at various organisations to help make a difference.
One team joined two hundred other tree planters in Totara Park as a part of Auckland Council’s Million Trees initiative. Following a welcoming by the mayor Phil Goff and some words of encouragement from Jeanette Burns from Corrections and Alex Wilson from Te Uru Rākau, the millionth tree was planted!
Two other teams went to Ronald McDonald House (RMH), and spent their time performing maintenance work around the property and creating care packages to help support the families when they leave the service of RMH. The two remaining groups went to Auckland City Mission to help in the Community Kitchen, preparing and serving food to the homeless community.
These Community Volunteer Days were much appreciated by the organisations we volunteered for and it was a great day for our employees to get out and support our community. The mission of Trustees Executors' Wellness Committee is "to improve the health and wellbeing of all Trustees employees by promoting and modelling positive attitudes and behaviours and facilitating activities and events which make Trustees a great place to work".
Volunteering is a perfect way to achieve this mission not only for Trustees employees, but for those in need in our communities.