As a long standing and ethical Australian family-owned business, Galvin Engineering is committed to the community.
Each year 2.5% of the pre-tax profit from the approved financial budget is allocated for donation to approved community initiatives and charities.
The values to be allocated are decided during the budget process; however, the following will hold true:
Charities selected need to be Government approved, registered as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR), and be for the benefit of fellow Australians.
Each year, an Engagement Committee comprised of Employees from various departments in the Company, promote philanthropic and community initiatives and, within the guidelines and processes provided, determine the recipients of the allocated 25% of the annual donation budget.
This financial year, we are proud to be supporting a vast array of very worthy causes including:
Employee Community Contributions
As a company, we are proud to support the following community contributions:
- Blood Donations: We are a 'Club Red' corporate blood donor for The Australian Red Cross Blood Service. This involves team members donating blood quarterly as a Company group.
- Charitable Leave: We encourage permanent employees to undertake volunteer work for charities or community groups. To support this, the Galvin Engineering will reimburse annual leave which has been taken for approved charitable purposes, of up to a total of 5 days per year or pro rata for part time employees. This is at the discretion and prior approval of the General Manager.
- People Living with Disabilities: We encourage and support the safe employment of people living with disabilities or those requiring assistance.
- Employee Sponsorship: We welcome the opportunity to sponsor employee involvement in activities that benefit the community and are in line with our values and purpose.
- Skill Improvement: The training of all our employees is an opportunity to improve people’s quality of life and sense of achievement. The Company supports the development of apprentices, interns, and trainees and existing employees wishing to further their skill set in line with their role.
5 million Australians volunteer their time (489 million hours) each year to support community organisations, groups and clubs, including a number of our very own people at Galvin Engineering. Thank you all - what you do is SO important!
St John Ambulance
My journey with St John Ambulance (SJA) started in 2016 after completing a Cert II in Emergency Medical First Response. On learning that one could become a volunteer for SJA I signed up the next day. The requirement is to attend CEP training every second week to ensure your skills are up-to-date and to participate in 60hrs of volunteerism per year. SJA volunteers are “boots on ground” at almost every event across the city from major concerts and sports matches to annual cultural and festive celebrations. As an SJA volunteer, you are a part of a First Respond community and can be called on to respond to a scene when ambulances are too far away. It is an incredible skill to have and is a privilege to be part of this incredible team.
Surf Life Saving
My adventure as a Volunteer in SLSC in Sorrento started in 2017. Every season from October to March, on each Sunday session and sometimes on the competitions I help as a water safety for nippers and youth. As a part of the club, I try to help on BBQ shifts and I’m a part of competition as well. My biggest achievement on the competition was a Run – Swim – Run (1km run and 1km swim). The club gives me a lot of opportunities to grow up and get beautiful friendship in this community. Sorrento SLSC came 1st in the State Championship two years in the row, what I’m very proud of. Next season I’m going to be more involved as one of Age Managers in Youth group to help running Sunday’s sessions.
I started volunteering with Rotary in 2018, having joined the Crawley Club as a scholar. I enjoyed the experience so much I never left! What I love about Rotary is that there are so many ways to get involved, supporting communities both locally and internationally, be it with hands on activities and projects through to facilitating and/or participating in fundraisers and events. I have had the opportunity to meet and collaborate with some amazing people, organisations and charity groups to help people in need, and learned so much along the way. It really is good fun getting out, seeing and doing new things all the while helping others.
U7 Soccer Coaching
I coach the local under 7 Bears in soccer (football!!).