More and more employers help their staff find ways to get involved in their local communities.
Because employers know that volunteering offers opportunities for:
Employee volunteering can take many forms.
Interested in finding out if your employer supports staff volunteering?
Check to see if your company offers employee engagement as a benefit; the contact person may be an in-house volunteer resource manager or a staff person in a department like public relations or community relations.
Once you've identified your contact person, explore your options to get involved through work. If you're not wild about the options they currently offer, consider proposing some fresh ideas and approaches (note: you should be ready to discuss how your suggestions might benefit both staff and the company.)
Think about whether you might want to start something yourself (a few of the links below can give you some guidance on this) following the links below.
Here are some additional resources on employee volunteering: