Find out more about this year's carefully selected social project, located on 1 site for the benefit of 1 beautiful social organization. Centre Sainte-Gertrude is looking forward to receiving a helping hand from the 180 MSD Belux colleagues on Thursday June 8, 2023.
Here are 3 reasons why you should participate in this MSD Gives Back Day 2023 edition:
1. IT’S A MILESTONE!
This year we’ll celebrate the 10th anniversary of the MSD Gives Back Day! For the 10th time in a row, MSD Belux has been organizing an MSD Belux Gives Back Day, mobilizing all its employees to do voluntary work for 1 day. The whole company is invited to work side by side and roll up their sleeves for a unique social project.
2. IT’S A CHANCE TO CONNECT AND REFLECT
It always is an impressive gathering of our teams where sharing, empowering, learning from each other and cross-divisional networking are on the agenda. The MSD Belux colleagues didn’t even let Covid-19 spoil their day! With volunteers like you, we have a chance to make this world a better place!
3. IT’S AN EXCUSE TO GET AWAY …
The MSD Gives Back Day is a unique opportunity to get away from daily routine and do good for the society.
Watch this VIDEO capturing MSD Gives Back 2022 Day 'River Clean-Up' memories from some colleagues:
Register now! Curious about the activities you can participate in? Then have a look at the activities overview.
Signing up in an activity of your choice is required for all MSD Belux colleagues by May 19th at the latest. Registration will be on a first come first served basis!
I’m always looking forward to the yearly MSD Gives Back Day. That day reminds me how many people and organizations are in need for help, also in Belgium. It provides the opportunity to connect in another way to the community in which we live and to help to make it a better place. Moreover, it is a great way to connect with the MSD colleagues and to make together a difference in somebody’s live … Impressive what hidden talents we have at MSD!
I find a day during which you donate your time and energy as being very rewarding and important to do. It allows you to discover a new environment and reality within our community. And after a full day supporting a project that needs external help, you feel energized and satisfied of the accomplished work. I see it as well as a teambuilding moment, where you create interesting and often funny interactions with the colleagues. I am really looking forward to next event! Laurent
Two years ago I participated for the first time and even though we got rained upon during the whole day, it felt so good to be part of this brilliant initiative. Working together with many colleagues, sharing an important project together, helping our community and having a positive impact on the future of people. I’m very proud to be part of MSD, whose societal impact goes beyond our state of the art products but the fact that we come together as one, roll up our sleeves during the MSD Gives Back-day, so we can, together, make a difference in the lives of others makes us unique as an organization. This day is marked bright yellow in my calendar and I count on the participation and engagement of all colleagues. See you there!
You can participate if you are an employee of MSD. Consultants can participate as well if they do not invoice this day to the company MSD.
On location, you will be welcomed by the organization’s project coordinator and the MSD delegates. You will receive a proper introduction about the organization’s goal and mission, followed by a briefing by the group coordinator. Afterwards, you will get to work. At noon, it’s time for lunch. The project will continue in the afternoon. A coffee break is foreseen. At the end of the day, there’s time for a debriefing, during which you and your colleagues will be able to reflect on the day’s activity and share your experience(s).The organization will serve snacks and refreshments to conclude this meaningful day.
By subscribing to a project, you have committed yourself to participate. The organization itself is counting on your presence and help. Don’t forget that you are also representing MSD. That’s why we expect you to be present on the day of the project. If your participation must be cancelled due to compelling reasons, please inform:
If you are unable to attend on the day itself, please give a direct call to Time4Society, Peter Delvaux +32 476 701438.
Once submitted, your registration should be final for practical purposes. If you do wish to switch projects, please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not subscribe twice.
Some of the activities may take place outside. An alternative activity cannot always be provided. Spending the day outside in less ideal conditions is also part of the experience
If you would like to take pictures, you can. We suggest you ask the permission of your local project coordinator first out of respect for the privacy of the organization’s guests or clients. Never take pictures of children without the explicit permission of the organization.
In case of an occupational accident, you will be insured by Time4Society’s insurance (and not MSD’s work injury insurance). If this happens to be the case, immediately contact your local project coordinator. He will decide what steps need to be taken. He will also immediately report the injury or accident to Time4Society.
Clothing that can get dirty, work gloves and suitable footwear, e.g. boots, walking shoes, high tops, etc. Wear long sleeves/long trousers for your safety.
The necessary equipment and materials will be available on the spot, unless specifically indicated otherwise. Disposable overalls will be provided for painting activities.
This MSD Gives Back Day consists of a mix of physical and relational activities where you can choose from. Most activities will be indoors, some will be outdoors. In case of outdoor activities you may want to take precautions if you have certain allergies and you may also want to consult the recommendations of Sciensano to avoid tick bites in the summer months.