Do you need a helping hand?

Luton airport staff want voluntary work
lending a hand

Could you do with some help from volunteers? If so, get in touch with Luton airport.

Staff at the airport have been doing voluntary work to mark the launch of its Employee Volunteering Scheme, which will see them take part in more community projects next year.

The airport is now looking for charities in the area who could do with some unpaid help from its staff.

To launch the scheme, staff helped local charity The Next Generation to dig and clear its allotment ready for planting, and helped Luton MIND renovate the entrance to its centre by stripping wallpaper and painting the walls.

The work was set up through Voluntary Action Luton, which provides advice and support to voluntary and community groups in the area.

The airport, which employs nearly 500 staff, launched a strategy aimed at improving Luton's environment and economy at the start of this year.

It is called the Community Engagement Strategy and sets out the airport’s commitments to the community up to 2012 through a series of environmental and economic programmes.

This year the airport has been involved with community projects including Slip End youth centre, Luton Mela and the Ashcroft High School summer scheme.

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