As a company

Let’s work together to build a city in which we look out for each other

Together with Present you can make impact as a company in several ways. One way is to participate in a practical project as a Project Partner.

Interested?

Are you ready to roll up your sleeves and do a practical job as a team, department or a group of colleagues? We’d love to tell you more about the options. If you are interested, you can contact us with this form or call 06-36261524 (Els van Schijndel). If you would like to register immediately, you can fill out this form (Dutch).

Here you can find a brief presentation to share with your team.

If you are interested in other ways to become a partner of Present, please take a look at Present Partnernships.

The options

Present Eindhoven organises practical and social volunteer projects.

Practical projects:
During a practical project you and your colleagues will be helping a vulnerable citizen with a big, practical job at home. For instance, you will tidy up an overgrown garden, lay laminate flooring, paint walls and ceilings, clean and tidy up someone’s house or help someone move. A practical project usually takes up one day (9 am to 4 pm), but can also be limited to half a day. As a team, you will help someone who is in a difficult situation: someone with a limited social network, hardly any financial means and often with health issues (either physical or mental). By rolling up your sleeves for one day, your team will be able to really help someone along in a practical way.

Social projects:
During a social project you and your colleagues will be organising a fun activity in a welfare institution. The activity will be for the benefit of a group of vulnerable people, eg. people with a disability, the elderly (often suffering from dementia) or homeless people. Activities are simple and focused on giving people extra attention that they otherwise wouldn’t receive, eg. cooking, baking, going for a walk, crafting, making music or playing board games. We will look for an activity that suits your team. A social project usually takes up half a day (most often the afternoon).

Number of participants

Our volunteer projects can accommodate groups of 3 or more people. Practical projects are suitable for groups of 3 to 8 people; social projects are suitable for groups of 3 to 15 people. Larger groups are welcome to take up several projects, either at the same time or (in the case of more than 40 people) spread out over the course of several days.

Reactions from employees in response to their project

“It showed us how much a limited group of people can achieve and what impact small things can have on a person’s life. Also good to see how people get enthusiastic, motivated and inspired through those actions.”

“I really had the idea I was helping someone who really needed it.”

“The house we went to was in need of a good fresh-up. Also, for me it was very meaningful to work with colleagues in a completely different setting. That was also part of the fun we had.”