Virtual Volunteering for Corporates: 9 Crucial Insights from Goodera
2020 has been a year of realization. We realized how quickly tables can turn and how even the most resilient structures can come undone overnight. We struggled, succumbed at times, and persevered – only to emerge stronger, armed with a renewed set of skills, and more resilient than ever before. Albeit through the force of circumstances, we found new ways to live, work, and connect with one another.
As the world entered lockdown, employees continued to work long hours, isolated from their peers and unable to support causes in the way they are used to. In the doing good space, virtual volunteering offered a path forward for corporates by championing acts of kindness, enabling employees to support noble causes remotely. What started as experimental CSR and engagement programs eventually turned into full-blown employee volunteering programs. Non-profits stepped up their game to connect the sudden surge of willing volunteers with beneficiaries who desperately needed their help.
From the fruitful experiences of facilitating volunteering for corporates and non-profits, I have gleaned 9 crucial insights about corporate volunteering, that I am eager to share with you. If you have run pilot virtual volunteering programs as an organization, I am sure we share many if not all of these crucial insights. If you have not yet tried virtual volunteering, there is no better time than now for you to start! Begin your virtual volunteering journey and do good like never before.