Offering volunteer days for staff can be a very positive practice. It provides employees with opportunities to give back to their communities, contribute to meaningful causes, and develop new skills.
Allowing corporate volunteers to attend events, socialise, prepare food, donate equipment, or teach skills can have several benefits. It can create a positive impact on the people or organisations being supported, while also promoting team-building and camaraderie among employees. Additionally, engaging in volunteer work can improve staff retention by increasing employee satisfaction, loyalty, and morale.
When implementing volunteer programmes, it’s important to consider factors such as employee interest, availability, and alignment with the organisation’s values and goals. It’s also essential to ensure that volunteering activities are well-organised, safe, and conducted in compliance with relevant laws and regulations. Communication and coordination with partnering organisations or events can be key to a successful volunteer program.
Overall, incorporating volunteer days or other opportunities for corporate volunteering can be a valuable initiative for organisations to support their employees and communities, while also promoting positive organisational culture and employee retention.
At Autistic Girls Network we currently work remotely other than at our Face to Face groups, so volunteering would also be remote – currently we offer fundraising, grant fund searching, grant bid writing, social media content writing, graphic and video design – the latter two are always heavily in demand!