For years, employee volunteering, both of the traditional and skill-based type, has been going strong at Enea. We have two ongoing skill-based volunteering programmes: Pierwsza Pomoc (First Aid), as part of which teams of paramedics, including Enea employees, give first aid presentations, and Nie taki prąd straszny (Electricity Ain’t That Scary), which involves classes on energy sources and proper use of electricity for children led by Enea employees.
In 2017 we also continued to implement our grant programmes. As part of Biegamy-Zbieramy-Pomagamy (We Run–We Collect–We Donate) employees of the Enea Group take part in running competitions to collect points that are then converted into money (1 point = 100 zloty). This way, we managed to raise enough funds to organise the Enea Athletics Camp, which had over 100 children from children’s homes along with Enea employees’ children participate in field and track training led by an Olympic champion and professional coaches. Our second flagship grant programme Potęga poMocy (The Power of Helping) aims to support social action projects at the local level. As part of the scheme, Enea employees nominate worthy local initiatives for grants. Three winning projects receive 3000 zloty each.
Apart from the ongoing schemes, in 2017 Enea employees were also involved in ad hoc volunteering actions. They helped revitalise the gardens of the Palladium Hospice and Family Support Centre in Poznań, painted the Oratorium Światełko community centre in Poznań, took part in Children’s Day festivities at the children hospitals in Poznań and Kozienice, as well as Christmas carolling concerts for the beneficiaries of Fundacja Pomocy Dzieciom z Chorobami Nowotworowymi (Foundation for Children with Cancer) in Poznań.