1. Sustainability
  2. Community
  3. Volunteering
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Volunteering and Youth Employment

Toyota are committed to advancing economic and social development through corporate activities with close community ties. We encourage staff to give up their time for worthy causes, and provide a supportive and flexible role in relation to these opportunities. We not only support staff with their own volunteering endeavours, but also plan and implement programs within the local community for individuals to get involved with. Many of our staff have altruistic intentions and we are keen to support and facilitate these requests.

Over the past couple of years we have offered a volunteering opportunity in collaboration with Surrey Wildlife Trust, inviting staff to clear invasive Scotts pine from Chobham Common as part of a ‘Pine and Dine’ event.  TGB also have a relationship with the Woodland Trust, with the most recent opportunity inviting staff to take part in a replanting scheme to support the ‘Plant a Million Trees’ initiative. We support the Lower Mole Partnership, based in Epsom, by providing volunteers to help with scrub clearance and woodland management.


Among the many initiatives we take part in, one of the most important is helping prepare the next generation for their first forays into adult life. In particular, the interview process. TGB have provided support across three separate programs with the ultimate aim to put young people in front of business personnel.

We work with the Beacon School, situated local to Head Office, as part of our ambition to support youth employment. Volunteers from TGB have run interview workshops with the students, providing realistic interview experiences in a supportive and constructive environment.

Moreover, we have a relationship with SPEAR, an award-winning employment initiative. They provide a comprehensive training course that prepares young people with the skills needed to not just find employment, but also succeed in it. We have run training days with SPEAR students at Head Office, providing help with their CVs and presentation skills.

The National Citizen Service (NCS) work with young people aged 15 to 17 from different backgrounds to help build skills for work life and the transition to adulthood. At its heart is the unfailing belief that, given the tools, respect and opportunity, young people can use their energy and talent to change the world around them for the better.

NCS is an intensive, part residential programme that takes place in the summer holidays over three weeks and consists of three challenges; Adventure, Skills & Social Action.

We work with NCS to support the second challenge, providing young people with the opportunity to develop and master new skills. Staff have worked with these young individuals to develop their presentation skills and provide constructive feedback following a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitch.