We are a social enterprise, which means we care about creating social value through the way we work. Supporting volunteering by all of our property guardians, typically in the local area, is how we do this.
When our guardians sign up with Dot Dot Dot, they are agreeing to volunteer for 16 hours a month at a charity or charities of their choice. We believe that people who volunteer make great guardians and vice versa. This is because they’re conscientious, happy to help other people and to make a place better through building community. We know our properties are in safe hands!
Volunteering has benefits for the volunteer, not just the charity. It can have a significant positive impact with the learning of new skills, building new connections and having a new focus. Dot Dot Dot believes that with lower monthly living costs, our guardians have a little more time and can therefore engage with their community with less pressures of needing to be elsewhere to earn money.
If you already volunteer and are enjoying it, then we’re happy for you to keep up the good work. We don’t ask you to change what you’re doing, but we’d love to hear about it and continue to support you in it. Those who are interested in helping others and making a positive social impact generally make brilliant property guardians.
If volunteering is new for you, you can start by looking at helpful online resources which cover all or most of England. Click on the logos below to explore current opportunities.
We’re also particularly keen to support our guardians into volunteering within the neighbourhood where they live. Volunteers are always valuable, and there is an extra value when those hours are put in to support communities which are going through change. if you get housed in an area where we know of specific needs and charities working in the locality, we will make sure you’re connected with the relevant people when you’re ready to start volunteering.
We’re always on hand if you’re struggling to find the right volunteering for you but there are some brilliant resources out there for you to explore. You might end up doing something different every month, or you might be really passionate about a particular cause and get involved with one particular group.
17 May 2019 | Volunteering blogs
It’s Mental Health Awareness Week, this year there’s a focus on body image. We’ve collated a list of organisations where you can volunteer to help people regain control of how they feel about their bodies, and to fight unobtainable beauty standards. We’ve also included some organisations dedicated to improving the quality of life for anyone affected by mental illness.
Earth Day is an annual event celebrated every year on 22nd April to demonstrate support for environmental protection. This year’s campaign focuses on protecting our species. Dot Dot Dot guardian, Rebecca, has been volunteering with Virtual Reef Diver to classify coral in thousands of underwater images and contribute to a growing dataset used to monitor the condition of The Great Barrier Reef.
18 April 2019 | Volunteering blogs
Whilst Earth Day may be just one date in your calendar, it’s environmental message mobilises hundreds of millions of people across the globe to bring about a collective fight to regain control over our planet’s deteriorating ecosystem. Discover some crucial organisations where you can volunteer to join the war against the further destruction of our one planet.
28 March 2019 | Volunteering blogs
The International Women’s Day 2019 campaign isn’t just for one day. #BalanceforBetter runs all year long. Gender balance is essential for economies and communities to thrive, so we’ve picked some amazing organisations that you can volunteer with to support women and girls.
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