All You Need to Know About Employee Volunteerism
Ever wondered how you could make employee volunteering more enjoyable? We have identified several ways to help you engage your employees and altogether, provide a meaningful CSR experience for your company and beneficiaries. To ensure that your volunteer efforts are effective and impactful, here are our tips for your employee volunteer programmes!
Implement skills-based volunteering (SBV)
SBV comprises a broad spectrum of activities. However, we can categorise these activities into two broad categories – (i) providing consulting services or (ii) providing professional services.
Leveraging the Skillsets of Deloitte Staff
Deloitte implemented an innovative SBV programme that comprises initiatives such as year-round volunteerism, pro-bono consulting, board leadership, etc. Deloitte employees host events that bring the community and non-profit leaders under one roof to participate in trainings, seminars, and workshops focused on improving social services.
Invest in causes your employees personally support
Especially for younger workers, one of the best ways to engage your employees in volunteer efforts is by supporting causes close to their heart. By assessing the interests of employees against the needs in the community, you can better match them to more meaningful CSR projects. This will ensure there is sustained interest in your doing good efforts.
EY Rallies Its Employees to Do Good
The global firm supports its staff in Singapore in doing good by monitoring their employees and providing opportunities for them to translate their passion into goodwill. Staff are encouraged to give back by organising not only internal CSR programmes, but also non-EY initiatives, such as their support of the FairPrice Walk for Rice @ South East programme organised by the CDC and NTUC FairPrice Co-operative Limited.
Volunteer as a team
Double up on your CSR project and incorporate team-building values into your segments. Communication and trust will be improved. Volunteer efforts will also become more effective and efficient.
Team-building with Big Heroes
Company of Good member, Big Heroes, organises social team-building events that benefit children and youth, the elderly, people with disabilities and other marginalised groups. Their programmes are specifically tailored to every group and strike a balance between CSR objectives and team-building outcomes.