Over the past decade, employer-supported volunteering (ESV) has become a mainstream practice of companies. We know that when employees feel good about the way their organization contributes to community there is a positive increase in brand ambassadorship, career commitment, employee impact and discretionary effort, while the company itself sees a growth in revenue, job applicants, […]Continue Reading
International Volunteer Day 2019: Proudly Launching our National Volunteer Week 2020 Theme
Volunteers are leading social change around the world. We are proud to join our colleagues today as we celebrate International Volunteer Day (IVD) and bring attention to the tremendous impact of volunteer efforts everywhere. This day was created by United National Volunteers in 1985 to herald the work of all volunteers: locally, nationally and internationally. […]Continue Reading
Voluntourism, obstacle or accelerator of international solidarity?
According to the United Nations, volunteerism is an essential vehicle for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals that the international community has set for 2030. Volunteering improves development, here as elsewhere, because it feeds the societal need to improve the human condition. In recent years, a type of volunteering has surfaced to fulfill both the desire […]Continue Reading