It’s easy to assume there are lots of corporate-specific volunteer opportunities already designed and waiting for your teams to rock up and get stuck in. However, this is rarely the case. Volunteer opportunities take time to organise and plan and they must meet an identified need within the organisation.
Companies generally come to these relationships with the upper hand, in terms of human and financial resources, and therefore need to be mindful of their requests and expectations so they support rather than overwhelm the non-profit.
Maybe your teams would like to support young people by providing reading support, mentoring, STEM activities, storytelling, careers events, coding, educational gaming, entrepreneurship, employability or financial literacy. Or they could be interested in diversity and inclusion and looking to support migrant populations by providing language cafés, cultural awareness programmes or back to work supports.
To discuss how you might go about finding the best volunteer opportunity for your company that meets the needs of your local community contact our Corporate & Programmes Manager at [email protected].