Volunteering information

Encouraging employees in Network Rail and the supply chain to engage with volunteering and community activities.

Network Rail aspires to be a diverse and flexible place to work and a welcomed member of the community.  We are committed to supporting our employees in undertaking volunteering work related to charitable and community engagement activities.

Volunteering opportunities are available nationwide and can be found via websites such as Do-It.org and Give what you’re good at.

What is Network Rail’s approach to volunteering?

Network Rail’s volunteering programme gives employees up to five days of volunteer leave per year. Volunteer leave can be used to undertake activities for:

Charity of Choice 

Network Rail’s Charity of Choice is voted for by employees every two years, and the current partnership with Barnardo’s will be in place until March 2019.

As part of this relationship, Network Rail promotes volunteering for Barnardo’s to its workforce and undertakes fundraising activities (including national dress-down days and bucket collections at stations) to support the charity. Other benefits to the partnership include focussed payroll giving, and gifts-in-kind using assets such as Network Rail’s managed stations.

Key contacts

For additional information or support, please e-mail charitablegiving@networkrail.co.uk.

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