ScottishPower is blessed to be a company filled with people who love to volunteer. In fact, we even have our own volunteering portal which highlights activities being delivered across the Iberdrola group, promotes local opportunities and helps employees to share their volunteering experiences.
We’re very proud that our employees are using their skills, knowledge and energy to make a world of difference and we’ve even received a number of awards including Scottish Business in the Community’s Team Volunteering Award and Business in the Community’s Wales Volunteering Company of the Year Award.
In addition to the volunteering opportunities we have in place throughout the UK all year round, we also participate in the following Group initiatives.
Iberdrola International Volunteering Day
Iberdrola International Volunteering Day was launched in 2010, and channels the charitable spirit of hundreds of employees in Spain, the US, Brazil, Mexico and the UK who join forces to complete a variety of projects across the five countries on the same day.
International Volunteering Holidays
In collaboration with Fundación Deporte Integra, Iberdrola offers employees the opportunity to take part in an international volunteering project in Sao Paulo, Brazil each year.‘Sao Paulo 2.0’ aims to train young people aged 12- 16 in computing and presentation skills to help them develop new skills and gain confidence to change their lives and aspire for a better future.
Volunteers receive four months of training on the tools they will be teaching, as well as basic lessons in Portuguese, before spending three weeks of their annual holiday entitlement in Sao Paulo where they work with students in a fully equipped classroom that was specially designed for the project. On their return home, the volunteers then continue to provide online support to the students for a year.
The project is not only life changing for the students, but also for our employees who form close bonds with colleagues from around the world and come home with a great sense of achievement.