We provided our community with $100,000 in charitable funding in 2016-17


Children's Charities


Regional Development





Why giving to our community is important to us

Our values: people first, integrity, community and skills.

People@work has been part of the local community for more than 27 years. Proudly Not-For-Profit, our purpose is to assist the local community in joining the workforce, and matching local talent with local businesses. We do this because we know that it’s all about people, not profit. We measure our success by the many thankful people that we engage with on a daily basis: employers and employees who in their own right, feel more connected to their community through their employment.

Our not-for-profit status also ensures that we are audited against what we say we will do, we do. We honour our promise and commitment to the communities that support us. 


We are part of the GForce group of companies, and as a not-for-profit organisation, we have a clear mandate to work with people and the community. With an annual turnover exceedinhg $22m and 600 employees across all of our business units, we partner with and experience daily the challenges faced by both businesses and individuals.
Sustainability lies close to the heart of our reason for being, and we are proud to have directly contributed more than 4m to local community organisations over the years. We partner with Give Where You Live anually, as well as local organisations Headspace, GROW and G21. We have a measureable and demonstrable history of living our values. We also boast a strong track record of engaging successful business partnerships to affect best practice outcomes.
Employment is our focus of our business, with our strategic purpose for 2016-2019 articulated very simply: to put people into jobs and do it well – with respect, vision and innovation.
People@Work has a diverse client base, including Federal, State and Local Government entities and private enterprise. These include, but are not limited to: NDIS, Department of Justice, City of Greater Geelong, VicRoads, GMHBA, Airshows Dwnunder, Onesteel, Barwon Water, Kids+, Karingal St Lawrence.
  • Community Giving – Funds 80%
  • Volunteering Hours 45%
  • Staff Contributing to Community Events 95%

Staff Volunteering Program

16 hours of paid volunteering leave for our staff

As part of our community giving program, we allow our staff paid leave to engage in volunteering. We have been granting paid volunteering hours to our staff for more than 4 years now.

Providing 30.000 hours of volunteering in our community

Thanks to our active policy of paid volunteering leave, our staff have provided a total of 30.000 hours of volunteering.

Making a difference starts here

We are always contributing to the community, through a wide variety of charitable fund raising, volunteering programs, and more.

Million Dollars in Community Contributions Since 2002





2016 Annual Report: We of course need to thank a great many people and organisations for their contributions. To all the donors, corporate supporters and sponsors, work place givers, event participants, community partners, volunteers, Trusts and Foundations that have supported us throughout the year we say a huge thank you. That support has been unwavering and allows us to continue our work for the Geelong region.

Murray Boyd

Chairman, Give Where You Live

Why I love to support Cottage By The Sea: “With Cottage by the Sea, kids can build a lot of self-confidence, they learn some new skills, and of course in that group environment they can make friends and build resilience. Also, they can have fun, get away and learn there’s a lot more than just the world they live in.”

Jimmy Bartel

AFL Footballer, Geelong Cats

ENGAGE 2016 Grant Recipient: “Footy is a unique game that can bring us so much and for a young person experiencing homelessness the connection that a footy club can provide is priceless,” says Ladder Geelong Development Coach Oscar Owens. “Footy can bring self-esteem, smiles, pride and enjoyment and everyone deserves the opportunity to feel these things regardless of economic or residential status.”

Oscar Owens

Development Coach, Ladder Program

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