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About Durham University

Our Social Contribution

“The Sports Relief Day was a great success, and could not have happened without the dedication, hard work and enthusiasm from you and your staff”

Graham Willis, Senior Care Support, Durham Pathways

Case Study: Staff Volunteering and Outreach

As well as encouraging our students to volunteer, we run one of the UK’s leading Employer Supported Volunteering programmes, offering our staff the opportunity to volunteer for up to five days a year in work time.

Since the programme was launched in 2010, over 750 individual staff have volunteered, including our Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Corbridge, and we have supported another 250 volunteers from external partners.

Over 100 local charities are registered with us and every year we deliver around 50 team challenge days for our staff, plus others for outside groups.