Benefits of company volunteerism
Companies reap numerous benefits from employee volunteerism efforts, including:
- Leveraging grant dollars
- A recruiting edge
Many companies find that a solid volunteerism program can be an important employee recruitment and retention tool.
- A stable commitment
Volunteerism can help a company increase its commitment to the community, even in lean economic times, when it might not be able to increase its charitable grant dollars.
Company-sponsored volunteer activities can foster team spirit and allow people to get to know their colleagues outside the workplace.
Volunteer opportunities encourage employees to take the lead.
- New skills
Volunteering challenges employees to learn new skills that may help them in their careers.
Source: Minnesota Council on Foundations