Volunteering in the Workplace
Employer Supported Volunteer Program
Are you a company wanting to start an employer supported volunteerism program?
Employer supported volunteerism (ESV) refers to employers supporting their staff to volunteer their time and skills to benefit their community. Your organization, in collaboration with the Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence – Rideau Serving Leeds & Grenville, provides opportunities for their employees to volunteer within working hours. This practice is being adopted by more and more businesses and government departments.
Employee supported volunteerism is an increasingly popular way in which companies both fulfill their social responsibility mandates and provide their employees with benefits that directly relate to their social well-being.
Starting an ESV program can:
- Improve company image
- Contribute to networking and skills development
- Boost employee morale
- Build social awareness and an understanding of the community
- Contribute to team building
For employers looking for an energized and skilled workforce, The Volunteer Centre along with Volunteer Canada are developing an ESV program that improves skills, generates enthusiasm and creates high performance teams. We will be offering a wide range of volunteering opportunities for groups of employees.
We have the connections. Whether it is a one-day volunteer activity with fifteen different charities for 500 employees, or activities spread across a month with one charity for 20 employees, VCSLR has the connections in the non-profit and charitable community to ensure that your company finds the right volunteer engagements – ones that will most benefit the community, your employees and your company. We do the work. Planning an ESV program can be a lot of work and adhoc in-house programs can consume resources and time. Working together, along with additional resources in our community will will provide companies with all the support they require to support an ESV program.
In partnership with Volunteer Canada, TD Bank of Canada, Brockville Chamber of Commerce- The Volunteer Centre of St. Lawrence – Rideau Serving Leeds & Grenville has been selected to collaborate on a strategy to support locally-based companies to develop Employee Supported Volunteer Programs. The Volunteer Centre is proud to be the chosen centre in Ontario to purpose an actionable solution and approach to Corporate Social Responsibility Programs and the TD GiveToGrow initiative.