“You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give.”
– Winston Churchill
Across the world, companies are integrating community investment programmes such as payroll giving schemes, charitable donations, recycling etc into their business strategy. Globally, the last decade has seen a significant rise, particularly in corporate volunteering i.e. businesses supporting and encouraging staff involvement in the community.
Why Corporate Volunteering?
Corporate Volunteering is about businesses supporting and encouraging staff involvement in the community – for mutual benefit. Thus making the business and social case quite straightforward:
Good for Companies
Demonstrates commitment to building healthy communities
Staff Development: Team work, a more loyal and productive workforce, skills training
A positive public image and a reinforced brand loyalty
Good for those who volunteer (employees)
Psychological fulfilment and satisfaction of ‘giving back’ to society
Opportunity to develop and demonstrate new skills and enhance existing ones
Opportunity to enhance the connection between executives and employees
Good for Communities
Brings new, highly skilled volunteers to the community
Helps build new and lasting partnerships between the civil society and businesses
Increased awareness about the community issues and improved understanding between sectors
As the country’s premier volunteer organisation, iVolunteer, provides a range of flexible services to enable companies of all sizes to address the needs of the society while strengthening their own organisations. Click Here to know more about our services.