Corporate volunteering is any formal or organized
means a company uses to encourage and support its employees and retirees
(and possibly their families) to volunteer their time and skills in the
service of their community. It might include:
and encouragement to employees to volunteer on their own time
forms of rewards and incentives for employees who do volunteer
·Arranging for employees
to work as a group for a one-time project or an ongoing program
established by a non-profit organization, or
·Organizing a volunteer
project developed by the company to serve the community.
It is important that corporate volunteering should NOT be required,
since this would undermine the idea that it is "volunteer" work. It is
also important that it is true service to the community and not doing
regular work for extended hours (a particular concern for employees of
Corporate volunteering can provide many benefits to a company. It can
develop the skills of individual staff members, contribute to team
building among the staff, provide positive publicity, improve employee
morale and productivity, improve relationships with government offices,
and enhance community development.
Corporate Volunteer Council of Lebanon
In 2004, the Association for Volunteer Services invited a select
group of successful
and socially concerned businesses to become charter members of the
Corporate Volunteer Council of Lebanon (CVCL), a division of AVS. The
CVCL is currently engaged in a campaign to collect books for public
libraries in Lebanon called Lebanon
more information about the CVCL
The Association for Volunteer
To promote, facilitate and improve volunteering and community service throughout
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