New colleague volunteer programme in Central Europe
16 November 2018
At Tesco we are committed to making a positive contribution to causes that matter to our customers and colleagues. We want to provide our colleagues with the opportunity to give back to their local communities.
In April 2018, we started trialling a new colleague volunteering programme with colleagues in 40 of our Central European stores. The programme enables colleagues to help local groups and organisations in a number of ways. Store colleagues from Slovakia chose to support a Primary School in Spišské Vlachy, which did not have the capacity to renovate the premises. Volunteers painted walls, polished benches and chairs, and mowed the grass. After their renovating projects, they cooked goulash and spent time with the director of the school, who appreciated the team giving up their time to volunteer.
“Colleagues from different teams joined the volunteering day and worked on activities which connected us as a great team. When we saw results of our help at the end of this day, we felt really pleasant”
Marek Simko, Store Director in Spišská Nová Ves.
There are a number of other ways that our colleagues can help support local communities, for example, through volunteering at a local food bank.