Employee volunteering is more challenging than ever with more remote workers and fewer opportunities for in-person events. Our employee volunteering guide is here to help you get started or grow the program your company already has.
One in four people in the US volunteer. We think it could be higher. As the pandemic and economic crises strain US nonprofits, there’s no better time for your company and its employees to lend their skills for good and serve nonprofits’ needs through employee volunteering. That’s why we’ve created an employee volunteering guide to help you get started or enrich your company’s existing program.
You may already know that volunteering is valuable and that many community-led organizations rely on volunteers to fulfill their mission. In fact, Taproot Foundation estimates the average value of pro bono or skilled volunteering is $195 per hour. Their 2016 State of Pro Bono Service Survey found that 95% of nonprofit professionals believe pro bono service improved their organization’s effectiveness.
Volunteering is also good for your employees. It can improve mental health by reducing stress and combating depression. It can help people build relationships, grow their network, deepen connections to their communities, and enhance professional skills. Four out of five executives believe skills-based volunteerism could help employees satisfy their desire for purpose and hone their teamwork and leadership abilities, according to Covestro. Meanwhile, a study conducted by Deloitte found 92% of human resource executives agree that volunteering increases leadership skills among employees.
Every community-led organization has unique needs, so it’s important to find the right fit for yourself, your team, and the nonprofit.
This guide is designed to help your team members choose the right volunteer opportunity, find purpose in partnerships, and create meaningful and long-term impact for the causes and community-led organizations they love.
Whatever their passions—youth education, racial justice, LGBTQIA+ rights, climate action—there‘s a community-led organization that shares that passion and is fighting for the cause. Help your team harness their skills for good with the help of our employee volunteering guide.
Our simple 36-page guide, “Enrich Your Employee Volunteer Experience” will provide you and your employee volunteers with:
- Best practices and recommendations for finding skills-based projects and volunteering with community-led organizations
- Tactical tips to help employees define their volunteering goals, practical ways for them to get started, and resources for your company’s leaders and volunteer champions
- Email outreach and social media templates to help employee volunteers tell their story and amplify the work of nonprofit partners
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