Promoting corporate volunteerism for more than 15 years

At Novartis in Slovenia, we have been organising a Community Partnership Day annually since 2005, following the example of the Novartis global initiative marking the foundation of Novartis.Over these years, the event has evolved into a month-long range of volunteering activities. In this way we spread the spirit of voluntary help to non-profit organisations among our employees in an organised manner and at the same time pave the way for volunteerism in the industry as well as among the large domestic companies.

At the global level, activities take place across six continents and 58 countries supporting non-profit and local organisations. In Slovenia, the Community Partnership Day activities in which associates from all our divisions participate, are carried out at all four sites (Ljubljana, Mengeš, Prevalje and Lendava).

We contribute to improving health and accessibility to treatment

  • The majority of the non-governmental organisations with which we cooperate, are dedicated to patient care, preventative healthcare and psychosocial help for children, young people and the elderly.
  • In many Slovenian towns we take part in the Elderly for the Elderly program. Together with the Slovenian Society for Dog Assisted Therapy (Tačke pomagačke) we spend time with the residents of the rehabilitation center Mavrica, a unit of the Dolfka Boštjančič Institute. We visit members of INCE Mengeš and help Ana’s star charity initiative. We help plant trees and take part in blood donation sessions at varies sites across Slovenia. We help tidy up summer camp facilities in Pacug and Kranjska gora for the Slovenian Friends of the Youth Association, the grounds and premises of the Mali dom in Šiška – Dolfka Boštjančič Institute, carry out maintenance works around the Youth health and Summer resort of Red Cross Slovenia Debeli rtič, paint children's rooms and corridors for the children at the Janez Levec center, tidy up the surroundings of an animal shelter in Horjul and Mengeš nursery. We spend time with the residents of the Homes for the Elderly in Ljubljana, Mengeš, Lendava and Prevalje. We take children with special needs to visit the Postojna cave.

Snapshots from the Community Partnership Day 2019


Irena Smole
»Acting in partnership enriches me as it enables us to make a difference for people in need.«

Gregor Makuc
»The Community Partnership Day connects us and the many beautiful moments never leave us indifferent.«

Mateja Belej
»The feeling of satisfaction that I did something good for our fellowman, is wonderful.«

Jure Vajs
» It is amazing how Novartis associates come together and with immense energy help other people.«