Deloitte Malta partners with newly set up VolCare to assist at designated homes for the elderly has been saved
Deloitte Malta partners with newly set up VolCare to assist at designated homes for the elderly
Earlier today, Deloitte Malta welcomed the Minister for Education and Employment Evarist Bartolo to a press conference organised at its offices in Mriehel, during which the firm presented its ongoing commitment to work on Corporate Social Responsibility projects that give something back to society
The firm recently partnered with the newly set up VolCare so as to give its summer students the opportunity to experience accompanying citizens at designated homes for the elderly on a weekly basis throughout summer 2015. The students spent over 800 hours with the elderly and their role was that of providing companionship, accompaniment, and supporting the residents with different daily activities in order to help them improve their quality of life.
Caroline Cassar Reynaud, Head of Talent & Communications at Deloitte Malta said “At Deloitte Malta, we strive to maintain our ongoing commitment to help worthy causes. We believe that this project has enabled us to give something back to the community while giving our students the opportunity to step outside their comfort zone and help the elderly enjoy a better quality of life. Volunteering is a very rewarding holistic experience and we believe that it benefits our students on a personal development level.”
VolCare is the new project which CareMalta and SOS Malta have embarked on through a joint collaboration. The main aim of VolCare is to organise and enhance its voluntary services through the engagement of active citizens to support residents and relatives in the Care Malta facilities in order to enhance their quality of life by providing companionship, by engaging citizens to have an active role in the community and by sharing difference experiences.
The Honourable Minister, Evarist Bartolo addressed the students who participated throughout this initiative and stated the experience of volunteering and helping people in need, helps to develop good human values which need to be cherished. Such experiences help to enrich people’s lives in many ways. Furthermore he stated that volunteering is a very important aspect which needs to be further cultivated in Malta and it needs to be structured in Malta’s schooling system from a young age. He thanked VolCare and Deloitte Malta for providing this opportunity and encouraged the students to continue volunteering and contributing towards society.