Looking to have your employees connect in a meaningful way?
Volunteering as a company is a great way to bring your employees together and give back to the community. Aside from just benefitting your organization, encouraging your co-workers to participate in charitable acts also benefits nonprofits, community organizations, and our society. Here are some thoughts from our nonprofit partner Jersey Cares on how corporate volunteerism impacts these groups:
How does corporate volunteerism impact nonprofits and community organizations?
- Nonprofits rely on volunteers to help fulfill their missions – the more available hands, the bigger the impact!
- The value of a volunteer hour is estimated to be $29.95 according to a report by the Do Good Institute. Corporations can bring thousands of dollars’ worth of volunteer time to their nonprofit partners through formal volunteer programs!
- Corporate partnerships help spread awareness about issues in our communities and how nonprofits are trying to solve them.
How does corporate volunteerism impact society?
- Corporations have a role in volunteerism just like individuals, organizations, and governments. Surveys conducted by the 2022 Edelman Trust Barometer show that people want businesses to be more involved in addressing societal issues – even more so than government or NGOs.
- Corporate volunteerism helps to create a more empathetic and collaborative society and allows individuals to step outside of their comfort zones to understand the challenges of the communities around them.
- Many are first introduced to formal volunteerism through their employer, so corporations are in a unique position to excite and equip their employees to serve their communities.
How can corporate volunteerism impact your company?
- An employee volunteer program helps to recruit and retain employees. As the younger generation of workers are searching for jobs, they’re more likely to work for companies that are socially responsible.
- Volunteering helps employees develop skills like problem solving, time management, communication, and collaboration. When co-workers are able to spend time away from their desks and participate in meaningful service, they’re more likely to make personal connections with their colleagues and build stronger relationships.
- Consumers want companies to address issues in our communities now more than ever and are more confident in companies that are socially responsible versus those who are not. According to Philanthropy.com, 71% of U.S. consumers want “socially responsible companies.”
How can Jersey Cares help your company build a volunteer program?
ZogCulture is proud to partner with Jersey Cares, an organization that collaborates with dozens of corporations in the NY/NJ/CT tri-state area to build impactful volunteer programs, create service-learning opportunities for employees, and develop meaningful corporate-nonprofit partnerships. To learn more about how your company can host a charitable event through ZogCulture in partnership with Jersey Cares, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Jersey Cares, visit www.jerseycares.org or contact Evan Lewis, Director of Corporate & Foundation Relations, at email@example.com.
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