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Volunteerism is one of the most common approaches companies take in making community involvement part of their corporate citizenship efforts. Employee volunteers are perhaps the greatest asset companies can leverage when trying to have a positive impact in the communities where they operate and do business. Corporate volunteerism provides great benefits to a community while generating business value in the form of increased employee engagement and opportunities for team-building.
Often called EVPs (Employee Volunteer Programs), corporate volunteering initiatives allow companies to make a difference at a much lower cost than traditional checkbook philanthropy. Nonprofit partners are often an essential part of volunteering that can ensure employee efforts address a critical social need. Volunteer work also provides companies and employees with a hands-on perspective on the good they can accomplish through corporate citizenship. Employer-supported volunteering gives companies a personal presence in the community that its daily operations may not offer, particularly for companies that are not consumer facing. As with all aspects of corporate citizenship, a strategic approach to corporate volunteerism enhances the social and business value it creates.
Learn more about how a strong corporate volunteerism program can benefit your business by looking through our Center Resources.
Employee Volunteer Programs with Purpose
Do you need to attract more volunteers or expand the portfolio of volunteer options? Volunteer programs are highly recognizable and valued programs that can help your company work with external partners more effectively, deepen engagement among employees, and contribute to the company’s visibility and reputation in key markets. As you design an effective employee volunteer program or breathe new life into a legacy program, this course will help you consider some fundamental aspects of successful programs.