What we do?

We at COVOCO advise you on and organise your Corporate Volunteering programme that brings a benefit to your company, employees and the local communities.
Since 2014, we have carried out many projects through which we have supported and helped 20 organisations. We have educated and trained more than 300 people from 15 companies.


I appreciate your work very much. We had such a great time and I think that it’s a fantastic project altogether. It has made a long lasting impression [on our employees] and it is still apparent. It was intense, educating, personal and direct.
— Svenja Kluckow, Daimler Financial Services

Why volunteer?

When you decide to volunteer with us, you decide to support local communities and those who need your help. The difference between a regular team building and corporate volunteering is that when you volunteer with us you inflict a positive change on our local communities.

 

what are The immediate benefits for corporate volunteering?

  1. Improved employee engagement - Companies that promote active volunteer programs enjoy greater employee satisfaction, higher morale and, as a result, greater productivity and profitability.
  2. Employee development including improved communication, leadership, problem-solving skills
  3. Improved corporate visibility - A well-established and skillfully promoted corporate volunteer program can raise a company’s visibility in the community.
  4. Stronger recruitment of younger employees - According to a Stanford Graduate School of Business study, “graduates are willing to sacrifice an average of 14.4% of their expected salaries to work at socially responsible companies”. *
 

So where does the money go?

NGOs participating in the project are reimbursed for the expenses of any materials and can receive a donation. COVOCO organisationally consists of Dit:KBH and the Volunteer Center. They both work with and for civil society in Copenhagen. Any profits in the project are invested in developing and creating new activities that build local civil society in the city - for example through training and professional upgrading of the volunteers and staff of local NGOs.

 

Examples of what our projects have achieved

  • Biking tours for 25 nursing home residents
  • Sortied 50 big bags of second-hand clothes for socially excluded people
  • Created street art about and together with former psychiatric patients
  • Built a fence for horses in Børnenes Dyremark
  • Cleared a street of weeds
  • Painted walls in a homeless shelter
  • Collected 200 kg of apples for a local community house