So today is all about Employee Supported Volunteering and below is everything you need to know about the benefits, who it benefits and how you can get involved.
What is it?
Employee volunteering, also known as corporate social responsibility, provides opportunities for employees to volunteer through the support of their employer.
What are the benefits?
For businesses, employee-based volunteering not only helps to support both national and local charities to fulfill their aims, but it offers a mutual benefit to the business themselves. One-off team volunteering can help with team-building skills, doing DIY tasks or environmental clean-ups. Delivering skills-based workshops, can enhance skills development opportunities for employees in designing and delivering training. Employee-based volunteering has also shown to help with the retention of staff, by businesses being able to create a positive employee moral through their commitment to do good within their own communities.
For charities, having volunteering opportunities for businesses to undertake can help build connections, with access to extra manpower to complete large one-off volunteering jobs when needed. Community-based employee volunteering also helps to keep volunteering support local, where local businesses support local charities, who support local community projects.
How to get involved
Here at One Walsall, we have successfully matched up numerous employee volunteering projects with local community volunteering opportunities. If you are a business or charity and would like to know more, please get in touch with the Volunteer Centre via firstname.lastname@example.org