COVID restrictions forced the sudden cancellation of thousands of hours of face-to-face volunteering undertaken by Origin employees just as demand was rising. One in three Origin team members volunteer their time each year.
To overcome the hurdles, Origin worked with their partners to find new ways to deliver services.
For example, Sydney’s Rooty Hill High School held their annual career explorers program for more than 200 year eight students online. It enabled 25 Origin employees from all over the country to share their career histories and experiences.
As part of National Sciences Week, Origin volunteers presented the Women in STEM forum at Chinchilla State High School and broadcast the event to a further eight schools online reaching more than 260 year nine and 10 students across Queensland.
And participation levels in Origin’s employee workplace giving program grew, meaning more than $880,000 was donated in 2020, up by almost $150,000 compared to 2019.
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