Give back and get paid

Nov 24, 2022

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Here at The Perth Mint, we believe that giving back to the community and those in need is an important part of our work culture. It’s why we offer charity incentives and workplace giving to our valued team members.

Each year employees are eligible for paid leave to engage in approved volunteering activities. These activities can be completed in teams or individually and are a rewarding role in supporting social responsibility. To date we’ve partnered with a number of incredible charities, including:

Activ Foundation – a disability support services charity which enables people with disabilities to have the same life opportunities as everyone else in their communities in Western Australia.

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Perth Mint employees dedicating their time at at Activ Foundation.

Wirambi Landcare – a not-for-profit organisation that assists in looking after our precious bushland, conducting research into endangered species and revegetation programs.

Foodbank WA – is Australia’s largest food relief organisation, providing food and groceries to other charities and school breakfast programs in every state and territory in Australia.

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Perth Mint employees volunteering with Foodbank WA.

Dog’s Refuge Home – a charity dedicated to rehoming and caring for dogs across the state, each year saving more than 1,000 dogs.

The Salvation Army – an international charity, giving hope and support to those who may be experiencing hardship or injustice, including homelessness, addiction, and domestic violence.

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Perth Mint employees volunteering for the Salvation Army.

Dress for Success – a registered charity, empowering women to obtain economic independence by providing them with work-appropriate attire, job support mentoring, access to career development workshops and a supportive network to enable them to move forward and achieve self-sufficiency through gainful employment.

The Perth Mint’s Training Administrator Rocio Villalba attended a recent volunteering opportunity with Dress for Success.

“I chose Dress for Success because of their mission to empower women with a vulnerable past or victims of domestic violence to achieve economic independence. The charity not only supports these women by providing professional attires to get back to the working environment, but also offers a network support and development tools that helps them to gain confidence, prepare for their first interview and thrive not only at work but in life,” she said.

“I am an immigrant, and I was lucky enough to have the right people by my side to support me during my first steps in Australia. I believe what we give to others we get back in different forms. Helping vulnerable women to stand up and achieve their goals means that they won’t be relying on the government’s help. Instead, they will know the importance of believing in themselves to face barriers life puts up.”

Aside from the incredibly rewarding volunteer opportunities, we also offer workplace giving where employees can make regular donations to eligible charities through regular pre-tax payroll deductions.

The following charity partners are available for regular donations:

The Salvation Army;

The Deadly Sista Girlz – an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mentoring program for secondary students, facilitated by Waalitj Foundation;

Ronald McDonald House – housing seriously ill children and their families.

Taking part in volunteering or workplace giving enables members of our team to feel more socially responsible, whilst still being able to earn their normal pay. Not only this, but it can be a great way to meet new people, have fun and be rewarded for helping the local community.

Here at The Perth Mint, we want to ensure working with us is rewarding and stimulating for all of our team members.