INTO Volunteering

For INTO employees ready to roll up their sleeves

INTO student? - Scroll to the bottom of the page and look under headings "Online Volunteering" and "Local UK and US Volunteering" for some ideas on how you could help out :)

INTO is granting all INTO employees an *EXTRA VOLUNTEERING DAY* to use for COVID-19 support.

You can now take 3 days paid volunteering leave.

Help locally, help nationally or internationally. Register your volunteering time on INTO People (Workday)

INTO Giving is supporting Covid-19 research and relief through $40,000 (UK over £29,000) of donations plus, in conjunction with INTO University Partnerships, helping to facilitate an extra day of volunteering for each employee.

For more information on our coronavirus grants, click here.

Feeling like a superhero? Get involved!

Volunteering is a terrific way to give something back to your local community or a cause close to your own heart. It’s also a way to develop or hone new skills.

Every INTO University Partnerships employee can take two paid days to volunteer at a non-profit, humanitarian organisation of their choice. - AND NOW, AN EXTRA THIRD DAY!

Whether it be a local hospice, community gardens or singing classes for people with dementia, it doesn't have to be an education non-profit, just something that you believe in and want to give your time and skills to.

Stuck for ideas about where to volunteer or for types of eligible organisations?

Just scroll down and click on the colourful infographics below!

Step-by-step volunteering guidelines

  1. Employee completes volunteering request form available from INTOnet
  2. Manager signs approval
  3. Employee scans and emails manager signed form to INTO Giving and to local INTO HR representative
  4. Employee logs volunteer day(s) on Workday, and manager approves
  5. Employee volunteers get charity (at which they’re volunteering) to sign form verifying employee has completed a specified number of hours

      Please send any volunteering pictures and video to

INTO Employee Volunteering



INTO Giving has twelve philanthropic categories of humanitarian and community organisations at which INTO employees are encouraged to volunteer.

Click on the infographic for more information on each area

Helpful Hints:

  • Many charities list volunteering opportunities on their website, most typically under landing page headings such as 'Get involved' or 'How you can help'
  • Volunteering doesn't need to be confined to cleaning up a public space, painting a community hall or serving food at a shelter. If you have a particular skill - for example IT or graphic design - non-profits often need help in areas of 'professional' expertise

 Scroll down to find local volunteering opportunities near you -- online and digital volunteering too!

Online Volunteering




Click on the image to find out where and how you can volunteer online, safe and sound from your own home.

Whether it's translating, transcribing, mapping or sorting photos (and much more), your brains and skills are needed.

Local UK and US Volunteering

Click on the infographics below to find volunteering near you

In the US

In the UK


  • Volunteering may be taken as half-days or full days – one-half day, one day, one and a half days, two days – but not numerous one or two hour segments that, in time, total half or full days
  • Volunteering days cannot be used as annual leave
  • Volunteering days are not available to new employees serving their probationary period, where applicable
  • New employees who join INTO in the first half of the financial year (Aug– Jan) receive 2 volunteering days once passing probation; those who join from February onward receive 1 day following passing probation
  • Volunteering days – two per annum 1 Aug - 31 July – are replenished at the start of the financial year (1st August)


  • Employees are responsible for arranging their own transport and food when volunteering (although these are sometimes provided by the host non-profit)
  • Weekend volunteering activities do not earn employees a day off in lieu
  • If a cross-departmental team of employees wish to volunteer, it requires signed approval of all managers whose team members are volunteering
  • The project or charity you volunteer with must fall within our wider remit - if you are unsure if something does, email us for clarification. 

           For a full list of criteria, check our volunteering policy here