Corporate volunteering is one way in which businesses can fulfil their social responsibility. Companies that engage in corporate volunteering actively support and encourage their employees to volunteer within their local communities. Steadily growing in popularity since the 1990’s, corporate volunteering involves the contribution of time, talent, energy, skills and resources by the company’s workforce.

 

Increasingly, businesses are setting up corporate volunteer programs as part of their long-term corporate and human resource planning. To this end, businesses are pursing partnerships with local not-for-profit organisations and identifying volunteering opportunities for employees. There is now enormous potential for not-for-profit organisations to work with these companies and enlist the help of motivated and skilled volunteers.

 

Many businesses have the people and the infrastructure to provide support. Some also have corporate volunteering programs in place with enthusiastic individuals or teams of employees who want to become actively involved in the community.

 

Businesses seeking corporate volunteering opportunities for employees are also encouraged to make contact.

 

For further information or enquiries please contact the Executive Officer at Southern Volunteering (SA) Inc on 8326 0020.