Demonstrates you share your employees’ values
Have you heard the saying ‘put your money where your mouth is?’ This really carries weight in this scenario as encouraging staff to take part in fundraising activities while at work and paying for them to contribute their labour to a good cause demonstrates your genuine commitment to your company values.
Raises your business profile
Being seen to support charities will increase awareness of your brand and provide the opportunity to build stronger relationships with local organisations, attracting great job candidates and improving your organisation’s reputation. Not only this, but employees will discuss with friends and family about their paid time off to volunteer which further enhances a company’s status in the community.
Boosts employee morale and retention
Paid volunteering proves to your staff that they are valued and have lots to give to the community. This can also boost morale and make your staff proud to work for a company that supports charitable causes in a direct, noticeable way. By allowing staff to influence charitable efforts, choose what they want to get involved with and get hands-on experience with volunteering, they will feel empowered and part of a good cause.
Stronger, more connected teams
Group volunteering days can be great for teambuilding and confidence boosting. Collaborating towards a common goal, particularly when it’s for a charity or community cause enables employees to bond and support each other. This sense of solidarity can be brought back to the workplace with a renewed sense of team spirit.
Uncover new skills and leadership potential
Volunteering can lead to staff learning or developing new skill sets, allowing them to try things they’ve never done before. This contributes to an individual’s sense of worth, enhancing motivation and positively affecting their overall wellbeing.
Skilled support for charities
Giving staff the opportunity to volunteer gives charities and organisations access to highly skilled people that they may not have been able to get previously, and gives team members access to rewarding experiences that they otherwise may not have had.