Your Thoughts on Re-imagining Volunteering While We All Practice Social Distancing During COVID-19
As COVID-19 has reached pandemic levels and social distancing has become one of the best defenses against the spread of the virus, corporate volunteer leaders have found themselves searching for new ways to support their people in finding a sense of purpose, connection and impact.
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.” These may include remote or virtual volunteer opportunities and other non-traditional ways of giving back.
At Benevity, we have the privilege of seeing first-hand what some of the world’s most iconic brands are doing when it comes to volunteering in a world where close personal contact is not always possible. Here are a few resources to get you started:
- Benevity Blog - Re-imagining your Corporate Volunteer Program
- Boston College Blog - Engaging Employees Through Digital Volunteering
- Points of Light - Resource on Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
- VolunteerMatch - Virtual Volunteer Opportunities