corporate volunteering

How to Collaborate for Better Impact Through Employee Volunteering

The importance of mapping the capacity of employee volunteering in your region or city to achieve meaningful impact (case studies).
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Corporate volunteering plays an increasingly significant role as a positive vehicle for business involvement in local and international sustainable development initiatives. It spurs innovation, increases the skills and engagement of employees, establishes mutually beneficial relationships with communities, promotes economic growth, leads to more stable societies, fosters the health and prosperity of communities, and makes it easier to do business.

Video: How to Craft a Volunteer Program That Meets Employee Needs

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In overwhelming numbers, employees want their companies to offer ways for them to volunteer and lend a hand to their communities.

Yet, research shows that one-third of employees won’t actually give through their workplace because they’re not able to choose the causes that matter to them.

This disconnect is a problem.

Box’s Culture of Engagement Gets a Boost With the VolunteerMatch Network

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Volunteerism has long been an integral part of Box’s epic corporate culture. The technology company, based out of Redwood City, CA, wanted the process of finding and signing up for volunteer opportunities to be as easy as possible for their employees.

With VolunteerMatch’s Network Integration, they were able to consolidate their giving platforms and incorporate thousands of searchable, real-time volunteer opportunities.

From Transactional to Transformative Employee Engagement

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You’ve likely experienced transactional volunteering at your company: An employee signs up for a volunteer opportunity, contributes their time to a good cause, and … well, that’s the end of it.

But what if all parties involved — employees, your company, and good causes — could get more from these interactions?

Video: How to ‘Go Big’ With Your Employee Volunteer Program

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We know the benefits employee volunteer programs have on business: increased employee engagement and satisfaction, better recruitment and retention, publicity, skill development, team-building, and more.

But how do you maximize these benefits while also achieving the greatest community impact possible?

On Jan. 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT, VolunteerMatch’s Director of Growth and Relationships, Alvaro Tijero, offered insight into:

Stop Wasting Time! How to ‘Go Big’ With Your Employee Volunteer Program

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We know the benefits employee volunteer programs have on business: increased employee engagement and satisfaction, better recruitment and retention, publicity, skill development, team-building, and more.

But how do you maximize these benefits while also achieving the greatest community impact possible?

Join VolunteerMatch’s Director of Growth and Relationships, Alvaro Tijero, for a free webinar on Jan. 30, 2018 at 2 p.m. ET/ 11 a.m. PT where you’ll gain insight into:

Video: Aligning Your Volunteer Program With Employee Interests

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Studies show that employees seek out companies that embody socially responsible values and provide an outlet for volunteering. You’ve checked those boxes yet can’t seem to get your employees to participate in your volunteer program.

Where’s the disconnect here?

Driving Social Sustainability Through Volunteerism

By Jerome Tennille
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Conducting operations while not depleting the resources these operations depend on is the pinnacle of any company pursuing sustainability. With countless factors to consider when tackling environmental or economically sustainable initiatives, many companies struggle to find a starting point. Some even quit before they begin.

Knowing this, I urge companies to start where they have the greatest influence: their employees.

Timberland Encourages Its Customers to Use VolunteerMatch to Give Back

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This article originally appeared on SGB Media

Timberland celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Path of Service program by kicking off a season of volunteer events around the globe. The events will reinforce the brand’s commitment to be Earthkeepers by working to protect and restore the outdoors and support the communities where it does business.

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