Mirvac’s National Community Day is a day where hundreds of our employees leave their desks – or work sites –to go out and volunteer in the communities in which we operate.
“Volunteering is really a win-win-win. We learn so much, our employees are more engaged, and we get to help advance the important work charities do in our communities,” Sarah Clarke, Group General Manager for Sustainability, said.
“We know our skilled people have a lot to contribute and Mirvac already has an above-average rate of volunteerism. We are currently over four times the Australia and New Zealand average, and almost double the property industry average.”
Last year National Community Day generated more than 4,000 volunteer hours through 850 employees, or 61 per cent of the Mirvac workforce. This equates to 106 full-time weeks of planting trees, picking up plastic, painting community centres and giving blood.
“Our employees tell us how much they get out of National Community Day, and it also means they are bringing back into the office all the insights they have gained from spending volunteer time in the community,” Ms Clarke said.
From gardening at the local school to painting walls at a hospital to helping animals in a shelter, National Community Day is one event in the Mirvac calendar everyone looks forward to.
National Community Day is part of Mirvac’s paid volunteering leave, which has recently been extended.
“We have committed to unlimited, fully-paid volunteer leave for employees who want to do more. We know our people are passionate and have valuable skills – and we want to share them with the community,” Ms Clarke said.