Virtual Volunteering

During these uncertain times, how can you help? I’ve been on a handful of calls with community relations and corporate philanthropy experts to talk through how we can continue to give employees and teams a safe outlet to volunteer and give back to help their communities during these uncertain and unprecedented times. As the pandemic…

6 National Corporate Volunteer Programs

6 National  Corporate Volunteering Programs Employee engagement programs come in several forms based on a company’s goals and objectives as well as which employee engagement program best fits a company’s culture. Volunteer Paid Time Off (VPTO): Companies allow employees time off to volunteer during the workweek by setting a designated number of hours a year (such…

Volunteering Could be the Secret to Happiness: How You Can Get Involved, Go Riverwalk Magazine, June 2014

What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy life?  Researchers analyzed data from 40 published papers and found evidence that volunteering, in fact, boosts happiness.  Volunteers had lower levels of depression, increased life satisfaction and enhanced well-being.  More importantly, volunteers had a 20 percent lower risk of death than…

New Generation of Service, Go Riverwalk Magazine, May 2013

The New Generation of Service Baby boomers, millennials, corporate employees, executives and students are responding to the national call for a new generation of service: Skilled-Based Volunteering (SBV). SBV is when company employees and/or individuals offer nonprofits their personal talents or professional competences to help organizations meet their demands. From the COO offering free strategic…