Volunteering is the most popular way a company engages its people in purpose. It’s not surprising given the ever-growing body of evidence that volunteering boosts employee pride, decreases employee turnover, increases team connection, assists in developing soft skills (like leadership and communication skills, which can lead to promotions!) and boosts employee health. Not to mention the tangible benefits volunteerism brings to the non-profits — who rely on the time and skills of people in their communities.
It may no longer be about getting together in large groups for big team-building events or volunteering at a local shelter. Instead, it’s starting to be more about building a sense of togetherness and connection by engaging in “acts of Goodness” that may include remote or virtual volunteer opportunities, and other non-traditional ways of giving back.
Volunteering content and resources
We've released three new content resources kits specific to volunteering virtually or individually at a safe distance from one another. You can find the following libraries under Content and Campaign Resources and a few other resources around the B-Hive here:
- Run for the cure: Volunteer resources
- Civic engagement: Volunteer resources
- Racial justice: Volunteer resources
- Remote and virtual volunteering for COVID-19: Content resources
- Re-imagining your corporate volunteering program during COVID-19: Best practices
Community discussions on virtual volunteering
- Virtual Volunteer Opportunities [COVID-19: Client Forum Thread]
- Remote Volunteering updates? [Volunteering Thread]
A curated (and growing) list
We’ve pulled together a list of some of the ways CSR leaders in the Benevity client community are helping their people feel a sense of connectedness and purpose through virtual volunteering. Amazing initiatives and ideas like sewing face masks for seniors, helping low-vision individuals with daily tasks, virtual volunteer happy hour and joining forums for racial equity are all on the list!
Download the list today and check back often!
Download the list for the most recent collection of virtual volunteering ideas and resources we’ve found. You’ll notice that the excel file is dated, so that you can always be sure you have the most up to date version possible.
List updated: July 19, 2021
Interested in learning more? Reach out to email@example.com to connect with our teams!