Day of volunteer action and making good
More than 100 employees participate in LAB volunteering day. LUT University and LAB University of Applied Sciences spent the day of volunteering and doing good on 1.10.2021. The 115 staff members volunteered, for instance, supporting the well-being of older people or the environment. Volunteering was carried out by staff members during working time, between an hour to half a day. LAB wants to promote the well-being of our employees at work, a sense of community and at the same time to achieve good.
CECI Lead Partner LAB University of Applied Sciences is organizing a volunteering day, workers at LAB are encouraged to spend an hour or half a day volunteering in Lahti, Finland. Thus supporting a sense of community by providing the LAB staff with the opportunity of voluntary activities to contribute to a charity and to doing good together. CECI team in Finland is familiar with volunteering and cleaning up the environment, as the CECI lead partner volunteered one hour in May 2021 to try out a local good practice and to clean up the environment in the bay area in Lahti, read about it more here.
All volunteer activities were carried out safely by following Covid-19 restrictions and guidelines.
The options were to participate in supporting either environmental/nature or well-being of elderly people. Participants chose the most suitable way for themselves to participate. Volunteering work of 1-3 hours, depending on the subject, is done during the working day. Activities may be for example outdoor recreation of elderly people or other recreational activities, garbage collection, or natural area management. LAB was helped by several partner organizations who organize voluntary activities with selected themes in the Lahti, Lappeenranta and Mikkeli regions.