Pictured: Cardiff colleagues roll up their sleeves and take on a challenge at George Thomas Hospice in 2017.

Challenge is Zurich’s biggest annual team volunteer event, bringing together employee teams from Zurich, Endsleigh, Capita and Openwork to complete a one off project which benefits a local voluntary organisation. Brokered by Zurich Community Trust, ‘Challenge’ is now in its 29th year and enables employees to work on a broad range of community projects following requests from local organisations and schools in need of assistance.

 

In 2017, employee volunteer teams completed an amazing 208 challenges for charities and organisations across the UK through our Spring and Festive Challenge programmes. The challenges themselves fall into five categories – gardening, decorating and DIY, parties and entertainment, days out and offering a helping hand at events. 

 

"The key to our 'Challenge' programme is putting the beneficiary organisations themselves in the driving seat, says Steve Grimmett, Head of Programmes and Communications, Zurich Community Trust. "They are the ones to select projects that are going to be of real value both to those they support and to the organisations themselves. Another important factor is undertaking projects where our volunteers can engage directly with the charities’ beneficiaries." 

Challenge in action!

To see a fantastic example of Challenge in action, why not watch this short movie clip? Featuring a team of over 90 Zurich volunteers from Marketing, here's why Path Hill Outdoors in Hampshire loves Challenge!

 

Want to know more?

Please email Zurich Community Trust on zct@zct.org.uk and we'll be back in touch.