So, what’s in it for you?
Whether you’re an old hand or applying for the first time, there’s so much more to being a Red Nose Day call centre than simply taking donations.
Not only is it an excellent employee engagement opportunity that brings people together from different parts of your company, it also gives staff the fantastic feeling of being an integral part of a massive national event. Most importantly, it’s so much fun and the atmosphere it will create in your office will be incredible.
"Everyone rose to the challenge to provide the essential telephone support needed, taking donations totaling more than £89,000."
Legal & General Birmingham, 2013
If being a Red Nose Day call centre sounds like something you want to apply to do, there are some minimum requirements you need to meet.
- You need to provide a minimum of 50 staffed lines, on a single deliver-to number, and be able to offer these lines between 18:30 and midnight on Friday 13th March 2015.
- You’ll have to recruit volunteers to cover the number of lines, plus a 20% surplus to keep line numbers consistent.
If this sounds like something you can do, email us to say you’re interested and we’ll send you a link to the online application.
"Over 150 of our employees from all over the business volunteered to play a part in the evening. It was a real team effort."
What we’ll do
We know it takes some planning to organise your Red Nose Day call centre but, fear not, we’ll be with you every step of the way.
You’ll have access to online resources and be able to get information and inspiration from our call centre forum. Plus, we host briefings around the country to make sure you know everything you need to know before the big night, and you get a Comic Relief contact to answer any of your questions. On the night of TV itself, there’ll also be a call centre help desk on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.
Legal & General Birmingham
"Legal & General’s insurance business in Birmingham proudly hosted a call centre to support Red Nose Day 2013.
164 Birmingham and Ipswich staff volunteered close to 1,000 hours taking over 3,200 donation calls until midnight. Everyone rose to the challenge to provide the essential telephone support needed, taking donations totaling more than £89,000."
"Red Nose Day 2013 was a great success, not just a good cause but also a fantastic team building opportunity, the atmosphere in the office was amazing and it was great to see everyone working together, not just on the night but also in the planning and organising of it all.
At Daikin UK we all felt proud to be a part of Red Nose Day 2013."
"This was our first time to be a call centre for Comic Relief and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Over 150 of our employees from all over the business volunteered to play a part in the evening. It was a real team effort with everyone enjoying themselves throughout the night!”