Data has been collected from Imagine Canada’s “Caring Canadians Involved canadians” Volunteers and the Time They Give
Corporate Volunteers Why this is a growing trend we can all benefit from. By laurendzenis
Categories of volunteers • Traditional Volunteer • An employee who does not use their work related skills while volunteering. Skills-Based Volunteer An employee using work experience while volunteering. Pro Bono Volunteer An employee providing professional services while volunteering.
Going Beyond hours… • Companies will match volunteer hours with a donation to encourage employees. • For every 50 hours volunteered at an employees chosen charity KPMG LLP will donate $500. For every 100 hours it will donate $800. Employees bring the cause back to the office and think of other ways to help. Manulife Financial employees hold book drives and clothing drives for Rose Avenue Public School in St. James Town where they have volunteered for the past 4 years.
“it aids our mission to reduce stigma and battle stereotypes.” • Jim Davey • CAMH • Coordinator • Volunteer Resources – Corporate Volunteer Program • IMAGE: http://www.camh.net/Careers_Volunteers/Volunteering/corp_volunteering_testimonials.html
Volunteer Canada’s • Corporate Council on Volunteering • www.corporatevolunteering.ca
Benefits to the corporations • “Employees want to know if there’s a charitable focus in the organization, a commitment to giving back, and if there are opportunities for employees as individuals to also make an impact in the community…It informs their decision about whether or not to work for a company…because they feel like they’re working for a great company.” • -Bram Lowsky in The Globe and Mail
Return to your imaginary job… • How can your non-profit benefit from volunteers? • What are the volunteer skills you require? • Reach out to a corporation or use the Corporate Council on Volunteering as a facilitator.
Sources • http://www.charityvillage.com/cv/archive/acov/acov10/acov1032.asp • http://charityvillage.com/cv/archive/acov/acov09/acov0924.asp • http://www.corporatevolunteering.ca/ • http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/managing/top-employers-2011/article1757257.ece • http://www.givingandvolunteering.ca/files/giving/en/csgvp_highlights_2007.pdf • http://www.pointsoflight.org/sites/default/files/2010-POLI-EVP-Reporting-Standards.pdf • http://www.unitedwaytoronto.com/volunteers/communityConnections.php • http://volunteer.ca/corporate-citizenship • Jim Davey, personal interview. Nov. 9, 2010.
Post Presentation Discussion: • Would you follow the same ethical guidelines in selecting a corporation to participate in your volunteer program as you would when accepting a monetary donation?