Corporate Social Responsibility

Develop your business, enthuse your team and show you really care by sending your employees volunteering!

Fulfill your corporate social responsibility obligations by starting a partnership with Open Arms.

From nomitating Open Arms as your charity of the year, encouraging your staff to fundraise or taking a group on a volunteering expedition to Malawi, your support will make a massive difference to the children in Malawi and to your staff.

Building a feeding station or painting a nursery school may not seem relevant to every business but employee volunteering can actually do wonders for your business. It can bring people together, teach them new skills and even help them to discover skills they never knew they had! Volunteering at Open arms will also give your employees the chance to go out there and really make a difference, helping you staff to achieve a sense of purpose and enforcing a belief that hard work can bring about fantastic results.

Since 2006 DePuy Orthopedics Inc. International has been providing volunteer support and fundraising for Open Arms. DePuy employees have raised over £350,000 to support our work. In addition, over 100 employees from across the Johnson & Johnson businesses have volunteered on construction projects in Malawi, building feeding stations and in 2007 Open Arms Mangochi.

“The week in Malawi was absolutely incredible for me, I have to say, I was so pleased that we could go out as a group of individuals, make a difference (maybe small – but Rome wasn’t built in a day), be a part of some incredible experiences, see so much amazing things (bed-on head), laugh all week and leave with a group of friends I look forward to seeing again” – Volunteer from DePuy, May 2011

 

In May 2012 23 staff from Johnson and Johnson traveled to Malawi

From Building work, to painting and digging the expedition helped to renovate a feeding station, and build a new toilet block at one of our nursery schools.


“Working with Open Arms Malawi has been a fantastic experience for all involved. It has led to friendships across Johnson & Johnson franchises, and it has contributed to the development of leadership skills among the volunteers,”  Anthony Leavor, co leader of the DePuy Open Arms Malawi Employee Volunteering Initiative.