Volunteering Resources, Events and Inspirational Ideas


Volunteering is one of the best ways your company can engage and connect your people. According to Benevity's State of Corporate Volunteering Report, companies that invest in actively promoting a culture of volunteerism are the most successful. Below are opportunities and inspiration to help you fuel more corporate volunteerism.

4 key ways top-performing companies drive engagement

  1. Create company-supported volunteer opportunities
  2. Champion team volunteering
  3. Encourage employee-led volunteer initiatives
  4. Promote company-wide volunteering periods of service

Tip: Utilize our Year-Round Volunteer Campaign kit to help increase volunteer participation in your program today. The kit includes email templates, cover stories, images, and much more! 

Benevity-hosted virtual volunteer events

May Health Awareness event | May 15, 2024

In recognition of several health-related awareness days in May, Benevity is hosting a virtual mapathon event to help reach people in need.

Participants will digitally map communities in areas vulnerable to natural disasters, disease outbreaks, epidemics, and conflict. This mapping activity enables humanitarian organizations to reach patients, assess the needs of crisis-hit communities, track disease spread, and respond to local events.

Time commitment: 1 hour

Time: 11 a.m. ET | 4 p.m. GMT

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Recording: April's Earth Day event (watch here)

Help drive positive change for the planet while reaching your volunteer program goals! Benevity's Earth Day virtual volunteering event featured nonprofit partners, ZeroWaste.org and Environmental Alliance and covered the following: 

  • Three focus areas that contribute to our pollution problem (plastic, food and consumption)
  • Three quick virtual volunteer activities to help improve the health of our planet
  • Tips to make small habit changes that will significantly help decrease our carbon footprint

Time commitment: 1 hour

Recording: March's International Women’s Day event (watch here)

Learn more about the Tanzania Development Trust's work empowering women and girls in rural communities, tackling issues like access to clean water and education, improving agricultural practices, and protecting girls' rights to bodily autonomy.

Time commitment: 1 hour

Volunteer ideas and inspiration list


Tip: Volunteer rewards help drive employee participation! To enable this feature, speak to your Client Success Manager or learn more in this five-minute course.

We've curated a list of volunteer ideas, including remote/virtual volunteering, Acts of Kindness and other non-traditional ways of giving back, to help inspire your people to do good.

Access the list today and check back often for new additions!


List updated: April 2024

*Benevity's State of Corporate Volunteering Report

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