Moving from Empathy to Action: Three National Volunteer Week Questions for Companies

“Empathy is about finding echoes of another person in yourself.” – Mohsin Hamid This year’s theme for National Volunteer Week (April 24-April 30) is “Empathy in Action”.  At Volunteer Canada, we believe that empathy is something that needs to be constantly practiced in service of ourselves and the greater good.  Empathy isn’t a destination we […]

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Employee Autonomy in Corporate Citizenship at Sun Life

With the ever-evolving landscape of employee philanthropy and volunteering, corporations are asking how they can successfully grow their programs in a post COVID environment.  On our November 2021 [email protected] Webinar, we heard how Sun Life embarked on their journey by exploring employee autonomy, corporate citizenship, and the power of giving employees choice. They wanted to […]

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The Great Debate: “Is it time for the end of Corporate Group Volunteering”?

Group volunteering is a central feature of most employer-supported volunteering programs, especially pre-pandemic.  Groups of 5, 10, 50, sometimes 100 or more employees are deployed in-person, usually for a day or part of a day, to address a need defined by a community organization.  Popular activities include outdoor planting, gardening, painting, clean-up; sorting and organizing […]

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