How it works
Under this programme, launched by the SNCF Foundation in 2013, your non-profit can tap into the expertise of an SNCF Group employee at no cost to you.
We’ll match your assignment to an SNCF volunteer, who will complete it during their working hours. Each employee can take up to ten days of skills-sharing time per year, at a single stretch or in increments, with their manager’s consent.
The SNCF Group workforce spans some 150 different job categories, so the Foundation offers volunteer expertise in a wide range of fields—accounting, legal affairs, communications, IT, mechanical engineering, electricity, human resources, management and more.
Two types of assignment
SNCF Group employees can help your non-profit in two ways:
- by putting their expertise to work for you
- by counselling people who are struggling to succeed in the classroom, find a job or manage a project
4,000 employees have already volunteered
To join this programme, your non-profit must:
- have a public-service mission (you can use an advance tax ruling to prove your eligibility)
- submit a project that helps vulnerable and/or disadvantaged groups1
- be at least two years old
- be free of any religious or political affiliation
How to join our skills-sharing programme
To sign up, visit our dedicated platform, create an account, and submit your application with a detailed description of the assignment. Our employee engagement committee will review your application.
Once we’ve reached an agreement with you, we’ll put you in touch with an SNCF volunteer who will do the work as agreed. When the assignment is complete, you and your volunteer will evaluate the experience together.
1 A group is considered to be vulnerable or disadvantaged if its members are subject to any form of direct or indirect exclusion and are struggling in at least one of these areas: education, fitting into society, financial security, basic necessities, work, health and housing.