Treasury Wine Estate’s third annual Global Volunteering Week saw 11 employees from Barooga Vineyard undertake a range of activities on Thursday, May 18 at the Cobram and District Specialist School.
The team helped prune trees, remove tyres from playground areas, create a new garden bed at the front entrance of the school and strip paint off a rebound wall to be repainted for the students’ use.
‘‘The Barooga Vineyard would like to thank the school for their hospitality and appreciation, and for allowing them the opportunity to give something back to such a well-deserving group of people, who are a valuable part of our community,’’ a TWE spokeswoman said.
Global Volunteering Week forms a central pillar of TWE’s corporate responsibility strategy and sees employees in all regions and functions of the business come together to undertake valuable work in their communities.
Global public affairs directer Cecelia Burgman said the corporate volunteering program is one of the ways TWE gives back to the communities.
‘‘Volunteering is an important part of working at TWE and it provides employees with the opportunity to contribute to important causes and support people in need,’’ she said.
‘‘Global Volunteering Week provides a focal point for our volunteering efforts and it is also a great opportunity for our employees to roll up their sleeves and work together, generating goodwill for the organisations and our teams.
‘‘Since we started in 2015 we have partnered with more than 100 charitable organisations around the world and we are looking forward to building on our volunteering efforts again this year.’’
Employees in every function and region of the company are involved in the initiative, including Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Europe and Asia.