The Paddington Partnership

Time for Paddington

The Paddington Partnership offers a bespoke corporate community involvement service, Time for Paddington.

Established in 2004, Time for Paddington spans both worlds – corporate and community. The results speak for themselves. We deliver positive outcomes for some of London’s most demanding and successful businesses, placing over 800 employee volunteers in more than 70 different projects each year.

We offer an end-to-end service, delivering tangible benefits at every level of your company. Download our programme overview here.

Companies can subscribe for an annual package or simply use our pay-as-you-go volunteering framework.

For more information or to get involved please contact us via volunteer@thisispaddington.com.

“I saw things through the eyes of the student rather than just from an adult perspective. Being able to read between the lines and understand what was not being said proved to be invaluable. I became a better listener.”

Don, Business Mentor, Visa Europe

How We Work

We work with over 80 schools and community partners in Westminster, whose work touches every aspect of need; including health, housing, the elderly, mental health, young people, families and homelessness.

Time for Paddington works with your in-house community or CSR team, introducing you to community partners. We promote volunteering in your company and register and place all your volunteers individually. We provide bespoke, personalised monitoring reports on your behalf, as often as you choose.

You can select from a variety of initiatives to suit skills and time. We broker partnerships between businesses, charities and schools, with participation ranging from a fun, physical challenge to a long term engagement.

We will help you to apply your core community priorities and will develop and manage a programme which delivers in one, or a range, of the following areas.

In schools

  • Placing your staff as reading, maths and Scrabble partners in primary schools.
  • Mentoring in secondary schools and academies.
  • Adding value to curriculum topics through careers talks.

Download our Volunteering in Primary Schools factsheet here.

In the wider community

  • Channelling your donations of surplus furniture, IT, office equipment, clothes, food samples, stationery and home ware to local charities.
  • Organising gardening and decorating team challenges for your staff in charity premises and supported housing schemes.
  • Running events for charities and community groups, supporting elderly people, children and families.

Through specialist skill sharing

  • Devising long-term skill sharing programmes based on your core business priorities, in areas such as HR, finance, marketing, property, e-commerce or business planning.
  • Placing your staff as trustees in charities.
  • Delivering CV workshops and mock interview sessions for local unemployed people and school leavers.

Contact us via volunteer@thisispaddington.com for more information or to start volunteering.