As part of their “Giving Back” Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, a team of Axicom employees recently spent a day volunteering at the Collingwood Children’s Farm.
The Children’s Farm is an oasis of peace in a busy city. An urban farm in the inner suburbs of Melbourne, it’s only 5km from the CBD but feels a million miles away.
The farm aims to bring a touch of the country to the city, bringing city folk closer to land, animals and farm life. It supports Victorians who are experiencing disadvantage, encouraging social inclusion through the delivery of a range of programs.
The Axicom volunteers undertook tasks such as weeding, gardening, building fences and feeding the animals. Their feedback was overwhelmingly positive:
“This event is especially recommended for office workers: light exercise, fresh air and good support from staff.”
“The highlight of the day was learning, getting information about plants and how to handle vegetation without chemicals.”
To find out about volunteering opportunities for your telco organisation, please email Telco Together Foundation.