A number of long-term studies report all-time highs in youth civic attitudes and behaviors over the last two decades:
A survey of college students found an all-time high in the percentage of first-year college students who said that helping others in need was a “very important” or “essential” personal objective.
Another study finds that volunteering among tenth and twelfth graders has risen steadily over the past fifteen years.
This translates into the younger workforce anticipating volunteer opportunities to be available to them through their employer.
Despite the vital role that volunteers play in society and the high volunteer rate among young adults, indications suggest that overall volunteering rates are trending down slowly each year (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015). If this trend were to continue, it could present additional challenges to non-profit organizations. There is a real opportunity for companies to invest in approaches that capitalize on the wave of historically high volunteer rates today with their employees.
Let Give Back Biz help you capitalize on this enthusiasm.
We can assist in providing these much wanted volunteer opportunities to your employees while helping you attract and keep employees who value volunteerism.
Benefits for the Company:
Improves relationships with it’s surrounding community
Improves corporate image and reputation
Promotes employee engagement
Improves workforce motivation
Helps cultivate a more fulfilling workplace
Helps attract and retain quality employees
Improves interpersonal and leadership skills
Improves cross-company interaction
Improves job performance and satisfaction
Reduces stress, anger and anxiety, makes for happier employees
Improves physical and mental health—especially when volunteer service starts at a younger age.
Provides additional talent and energy by increasing the number of volunteers and the types of skills available
Improves relationships between businesses and nonprofits through increased understanding
Increases awareness of less recognized, smaller, and local organizations or non-profits
Provides much needed volunteer hours to organizations with limited resources