Employer Supported Volunteering
Volunteering can enhance many things for society, the economy, communities and individuals who need help and support. However it is also very beneficial for employers and employees alike.
Organisations that promote active corporate volunteer programs enjoy greater employee satisfaction, higher morale, and – as a result – greater productivity and profitability. The employees themselves gain improvements to mental and physical health, job skills and employability. Listed below are the various benefits that employer supported volunteering programmes can provide for each.
Benefits to Employers
- Improved team working skills 23% of employers say volunteering helped to improve team working amongst employees
- Improved ability to work to deadlines 23% of employers say volunteering helped improve employees’ time management
- Improved communication skills
- New skills learned from their volunteer role that could be of use at work
- Reductions in anxiety and depression of employees
- More confident employees
- More capable and efficient employees 70+% of employers say volunteering increases chance of promotion.
- Employees are more able to take on responsibility
- Improved brand image and public perception
Benefits to employees
- 94% mood improved
- 30% enhanced wellbeing
- Increase in life satisfaction
- Improved coping ability
- Reduction in depression and anxiety
- Sense of achievement
- Improved self esteem
- Improved confidence
- 76% feel physically healthier
- Reduction in symptoms of chronic pain
- Reduction in risks of high blood pressure and heart disease
- Opportunity to learn new skills
- Improved employability 80% of employers value volunteering on a CV
- Improved chance of promotion 70% of employers say it increases chances of this
- Decreased loneliness
- Feeling of being valued and appreciated by others
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