Can Volunteer Programs Benefit Careers? A Conversation

Feb 26, 2021 9:00 AM ET

Late last year, our CEO, Angela Parker, had the opportunity to speak with author, podcaster, thought leader and advocate for people doing meaningful work; Dan Smolen. Together, they wrestled with ideas such as, “What draws companies to the idea of volunteering?” and, “How are companies responding to the mandate to go virtual?” Dan’s thought-provoking questions led Angela to some surprising and meaningful reflections. We hope they’ll do the same for you. Check out the podcast on the RW blog now and let us know what you think!

We’d love to know your opinions, your experience, and your reactions! Do you agree with the following claims Angela makes throughout the episode?

  • When volunteering and giving programs are built to be transformative, they can lead to interesting business benefits.
  • All strategic corporate volunteering should be framed to develop skills and raise up leaders.
  • Volunteering, over time, can contribute to dismantling systemic oppression.
  • Volunteering – when done right – can be a safe and non-threatening space where we remember our shared humanity.

Listen in, check her logic, and share your opinion! We’d love to hear from you!

Listen to the podcast here.