How Employee Volunteering Makes Business And Social Sense
Modified on: Wed, 17 Aug, 2016 at 11:34 AM
1. Making companies more valuable
Increased employee morale and work performance
Increased levels of employee engagement and retention within the company
Contributes to training and development of employees
Improved reputation and credibility within communities
Increased company pride and loyalty from staff
2. Developing more balanced employees
Development and increase in social and professional skills
Increased motivation and morale
A healthy boost to self esteem an over all life satisfaction
3. Building communities’ capabilities
Access to further resources and skills
Solution for capacity issues
Broadened reach of beneficiaries due to extra capacity
Marketing and awareness vehicle for the community needs
Increased program and administrative efficiency
How to unlock this volunteering value
Like any corporate project directed at value-generation, EVPs require investment in the right resources.
By matching technical infrastructure, employees’ talents and the external environments that need those talents, an EVP can become a company’s greatest asset for employee-retention and wellbeing, recruitment, skills development and internal relations. And that’s just the value added to companies. Communities and organisations that receive sustained support are far better off than those who experience once-off corporate engagements.
Stories from the field
Mpho Nyaka works daily as an administrator on The Social Collective, but she volunteers in her community regularly. This is an excerpt from her working and volunteering experience:
The opportunity to work with The Social Collective has really made me look at volunteering in a different, more positive way. Instead of seeing it as a waste of time I now see it as a mutually beneficial opportunity for both me, my academics and my community.
The Social Collective has dedicated itself to designing the infrastructure to help companies unlock this value. By providing one real-time tool for effective and sustainable EVP management, all that’s left for a company to do is to ensure that the time spent accounting for volunteering is spent doing the volunteering.