Do one-day group volunteering events really help community partners?

Employer-Supported Volunteering (ESV) is any activity undertaken by an employer to encourage and support the volunteering of their employees in the community, which often takes the form of a one-day group volunteering event. There are many options and strategies employers can use to engage their employees.  Employers may enact company-wide days of service, flex time, rewards programs or Continue Reading

Corporate Group Volunteering Checklist

Group activities are one of the most popular ways that employees volunteer with the support of their workplace.  While some workplaces have a CSR employee to organize these activities, usually these activities are managed by an employee with less experience. To support these employees, Volunteer Canada has created a Group Volunteering Checklist which can be Continue Reading

Canadian business leaders converge to examine employee community engagement

Encouraging and assisting employees to volunteer, donate and otherwise support the community is a “good” thing for a company to do. But does it create business value? Leading Canadian companies in community investment are meeting in Toronto this week at Volunteer Canada’s Corporate Council on Volunteering (CCOV) semi-annual gathering to share data and strategies to Continue Reading