Classic Holidays Community Partnerships and Programs
Classic Holidays is highly respected for our ‘people-centric’ focus in holiday-ownership member management, and shared-ownership resort management in Australasia.
It is our dedication to enriching the lives of our member families and staff which guides our partnerships in the communities in which we live and work. Our mission at Classic Holidays is to be a leader for positive change within our own industry, and in the community in general.
Classic Holidays is proud to be a partner of these community programs and organisations:
Volunteering Gold Coast/Volunteering Services Australia – Charity of Choice
Since 1998 Volunteering Gold Coast has been matching the right volunteers to the right roles, and has become the largest volunteering recruitment and placement entity in Australia. Volunteering Gold Coast is growing and is establishing Volunteering Services Australia with a goal to facilitate volunteer communities all over the country.
Since 2011, Classic Holidays has proudly supported Volunteering Gold Coast (now Volunteering Services Australia) as our charity of choice, which has helped them to continue the vital work of placing volunteers with organisations such as Red Cross, Lifeline, The Smith Family, RSPCA, Cancer County, Meals on Wheels, St Vincent De Paul and other community support groups.
We are constantly inspired by stories of individuals whose generous contribution of their time makes the world a better place – right here in our own backyard, in remote communities, and underprivileged countries.
In partnership with Volunteering Services Australia, we have launched Classic Heroes an initiative to bring awareness to these selfless individuals who do such inspiring things within their local communities.
Employee Volunteering Program
We actively encourage Classic Holidays employees to participate in the volunteering program, which not only raises their social awareness, but has the added effect of increasing job satisfaction. This has also helped to promote Classic Holidays as an ‘employer of choice’ within the hospitality industry.
Classic Holidays and Endeavour Foundation
Across Australia, the Endeavour Foundation supports individuals with a disability, their families, and the community through life skill development, employment, education, recreation, accommodation support and respite.
In 2017, we were the third highest fundraisers, reaching $30,000 for the Endeavour Foundation via our entry into the Endeavour Rally, with over 300 disabled people benefiting directly. Past fund-raising efforts have contributed to upgrades to Learning & Lifestyle services, a new wheelchair accessible vehicle, an edible community garden, technologies to assist increased communication, and equipment which enhances participation in sports and music activities.
Classic Holidays is a leading participant in the development of “Work Inspiration”, an innovative student work experience program. Run nationally, it provides senior school students with exposure to the workplace and a pathway to help them to achieve their vocational potential.
Participation in this program has resulted in Classic Holidays forming strong partnerships with a number of local colleges including Arcadia College and Varsity College, where Classic Holidays Staff Mentors deliver the Work Inspiration program to students. This has been a resounding success, leading to an increased intake of school-based trainees, and providing greater opportunities for young people in our local community.
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