This is also an excellent opportunity to provide the employees in your business with either some recognition for the volunteering they currently do or to even implement a volunteer program. Corporate Volunteer Programs can take all kinds of forms - here are just a few ideas:
- Do some activities with a team from your company. Habitat for Humanity provides an opportunity for both team building and giving back when you help build a home!
- Provide employees with some paid time off to volunteer for the cause of their choice. Employees who feel that they are supported in their mission to make a difference in their community are more likely to feel loyalty to their employer. Great for retention!
- Adopt a Local Charity - determine a charity of choice and spend the year finding ways to support that charity - maybe it is a staff food drive at Christmas or a clean-up effort in the Spring. Talk to your employees and get a sense of what would engage their hearts, minds and energy to give back to their community. And there is nothing like a little lunchtime Rock, Paper, Scissors championship to generate some dollars - a $5 buy in can generate some good cash for your charity!
cool best practices out there! It's a good thing to say "Thank you!".
Call to Action: What can you do in your organization to promote volunteerism?