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At a time when the London 2012 Olympic Games have placed volunteering at the top of the agenda most of us are now reconsidering what we could do to help those in need in our local communities.
In the corporate world, companies have been encouraging employees to volunteer for decades. Today, most businesses support some form of initiative - matched giving for sponsored fundraising activities, local one-off volunteering events, contributions in kind, fundraising for a Charity of the Year or ‘Time Banks’ of company time used for volunteering. More sophisticated community investment programmes include employer led initiatives such as secondments, projects to meet team building needs, mentoring, becoming trustees/board members or probono support. These companies have identified clear benefits in developing more focussed, skills-based volunteering programmes with regards to staff retention, recruitment of high calibre graduates and employee training opportunities.
Programmes and Employee Volunteering Coordinator
An interview with Allen & Overy about developing the skills of their workforce through their involvement with Help for Domestic Helpers.
SPB has identified great human resources benefits following from their community activities in Valencia. We want to learn from this experience so we asked SPB to answer some questions
The link between employee volunteering and skills development is long-established. There are a number of studies that provide valuable evidence of the potential value of volunteering in the skills development…
We want to learn from this experience so we asked Rolls Royce to answer some questions.
Is collaboration the most effective way to tackle sustainability issues?