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Volunteering at Department for International Trade

At the Department for International Trade (DIT), all civil servants are allowed 3 special paid leave days each year to volunteer. You can take time off work to support causes you are passionate about. DIT’s Volunteering Network support this policy and encourage colleagues to take their special paid leave days.  

How the DIT Volunteering Network can support you 

A screenshot of DIT’s Volunteering Network Microsoft Teams callA screenshot of DIT’s Volunteering Network Microsoft Teams call

DIT’s Volunteering Network is a lively network of over 350 staff across DIT. As a network we aim to make volunteering accessible for staff by: 

  • promoting volunteering opportunities 
  • helping staff become more aware of fundraising events in the department 
  • increasing the volunteering days taken by staff to make volunteering an everyday part of life at DIT 

The network also has a monthly newsletter for members. The newsletter contains volunteering opportunities across the UK that are available to staff to take if they wish. We have dedicated research leads who seek out the opportunities with charities and organisations. They promote regular opportunities for a range of causes including the environment, homelessness, and NHS volunteering. By doing this, we do all the hard work so that staff can focus on volunteering.  

Volunteering has never been easier in the Civil Service. You can take time off work to volunteer for causes you care about and make a real difference.

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