Benefits of Corporate Volunteerism

Photo: Atkinson-Noland & Associates volunteering at the Baehrden Lodge

DID YOU KNOW — Volunteering is not only good for the community; it’s also good for business’ bottom line! Volunteer programs are often viewed as an afterthought or an added employee “perk” rather than a strategic business initiative, but the Deloitte 2011 Volunteer IMPACT Survey reveals that they are much more than that. Businesses are starting to connect the dots between volunteerism and employee satisfaction and retention, and companies that incorporate volunteering into their business planning may have a distinct advantage when it comes to capturing employees’ minds, hearts and spirits (Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey, 2011).

“The affinity that employees feel toward an employer has the power to create a competitive advantage that can be hard to imitate, and is inextricably linked to organizational performance. Sometimes intangible, its force is undeniable. Without a motivated and engaged workforce, even the most brilliant business strategies can falter” (Deloitte Volunteer IMPACT Survey, 2011).

Staff volunteering days with HistoriCorps are a great way for companies to give back while building team camaraderie. This is one reason Metcalf Archaeological Consultants chose to become our first corporate sponsor.

If you are thinking about developing an employee volunteer program at your place of work, but don’t know where to begin, Amy will be happy to chat to you about options for fun and meaningful projects.  And as a gesture of appreciation, HistoriCorps will happily provide recognition and publicity in our newsletter, on our Facebook page, and on our website by posting photos, your logo, and a link to your website. For more information on volunteering and sponsorships, please contact Amy Eller, Volunteer and Outreach Coordinator, at aeller@historicorps.org or 303-893-4260 x 225.

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