Do you eat, sleep and breathe volunteering? Then consider attending the next Works4U breakfast seminar, the most recent of which was hosted by General Electric, for the chance to network and hear fascinating presentations from professionals in the industry.

Beginning the presentations at the morning event was Director of Corporate and Community Affairs at Disney, Tammy McFeggan, who went through the experiences that led to her role. She is currently a patron of the Hammersmith & Fulham Volunteer Centre and was more than happy to explain why volunteering opened up a plethora of opportunities for her.

CEO of HFVC, Marion Schumann, then spoke about the benefits of volunteering; why it can be used by corporates as the ideal team-building exercise, increases skills and knowledge in the local community, plus can improve confidence and self-esteem in staff members.

The final presentation, from HFVC COO Dominic Pinkney, was on the future of volunteering, which involves incorporating not only practical involvement, but also companies’ professional skills. As much of business shifts online, volunteering has taken a digital form and people can now become mentors in their lunchbreaks.

During a final discussion, those attending talked about their professional and personal interest in volunteering, as well as the resistance they have encountered in introducing it into a corporate environment.

Held over some much-needed coffee at General Electric’s stunning headquarters, The Ark, the morning was a successful gathering of like-minded business men and women.

If you are interested in giving your time and knowledge by becoming a mentor, please have a look at the Works4U website and join the Works4U forum.

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