Volunteer Ireland
Connecting Communities Through Volunteering

Volunteering and Corporate Responsibility


Corporate social responsibility (CSR) involves integrating social and environmental concerns into a company’s mainstream business operations on a voluntary basis. Many businesses see corporate responsibility not just as a ‘nice to have’ but as an integral aspect of growing an ethical, sustainable and profitable enterprise.

Meaningful employee volunteering supports worthy causes and has a lasting and positive impact on those who take part.

About Corporate Volunteering


Team Impact Days

One off volunteer events curated for your team.
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Corporate Volunteering Calendar

Join one of our scheduled corporate volunteering activities
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Business Advice Programme


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As well as supporting the communities they serve, employee volunteering offers companies the opportunity to increase employee retention, improve job satisfaction, motivation, and in turn improve productivity. Employees report major satisfaction in contributing to a defined and valuable community need and in using their skills to work with colleagues in a new environment.

Corporate volunteering can also raise the community profile of your company; enhancing brand awareness by establishing new relationships, connecting with the community and meeting new people.

The transformative effect of volunteering on individuals, organisations, communities and society is a portal to active citizenship, social inclusion and solidarity.

Research and Statistics


The Impact of Volunteering on the Health and Well-Being of the Volunteer

Volunteer Ireland’s own research shows that is linked to positive health and wellbeing.

We have also shown that after taking part in our Team Impact Days and other volunteer programmes, employees report greater motivation at work, increased commitment to their company, as well as better social connections with their colleagues and an understanding of the challenges being faced by community and voluntary organisations in their local community.

When completing an impact survey after taking part in a Team Impact Day…

76%

of respondents reported an increased sense of belonging to their company

 

79%

said their network and range of relationships within the company increased

 

63%

of respondents reported an increased sense of sense of motivation at work

 

95%

of respondents reported a sense of making a useful contribution to society

 

65%

of respondents reported that their confidence in their own abilities increased

 

81%

increased their understanding of non-profits & the challenges facing local communities

 

Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholder Forum


Volunteer Ireland also sits on the national Corporate Social Responsibility Stakeholder Forum. You can learn more about the forum here.