4 Things Volunteerism Can Develop In Your Company or Team

1. PURPOSE

Purpose is something we all crave to find in our lives. Often, however, we don’t understand our purpose until we encounter an issue or problem. Corporate volunteering can be a great way to help get employees around some of the most pressing issues going on today.
74% of employees think volunteerism provides an improved sense of purpose.
 

2. MORALE

If you have ever worked on a team, you know that if morale is down usually performance and many other key metrics go down as well. Poor morale can also make bad metrics rise, like employee turnover. Corporate volunteering is something that can unify a team and create a positive environment within your team or company.
70% of employees believe volunteer actives are more likely to boost employee morale than company-sponsored happy hours.
 

3. SKILLS

In today’s workplace, one needs numerous skills to be successful. Furthermore, there is a continued shift that many people are finding great low-cost options to gain these skills instead of more schooling or paid seminars.

92% of employees agreed volunteerism improves their professional skill sets.
 
85% of employees agreed volunteering helps employees improve communication skills.
 

4. CHARACTER

Warren Buffet often quotes, “somebody once said that in looking for people to hire, you look for three qualities: integrity, intelligence, and energy. And if you don’t have the first, the other two will kill you.” One way to continue to grow you employee’s character and live out this character with integrity is through volunteerism.

88% of employees believe volunteering helps develop strong character.

 

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