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83% of Millennial employees would be more loyal to a company that helps them contribute to social and environmental issues.
64% of consumers around the world will buy or boycott a brand solely because of its position on a social or political issue.
We want to give our employees and partners an opportunity to appreciate their impressive skills in contexts beyond the work setting. Throwing yourself into an unfamiliar culture and a different type of work makes you appreciate yourself and your skills in a new light and increases your sense of purpose. People might not realise just how many transferable skills they’ve developed and how much they’ve achieved. Volunteering is a great way to highlight what they have to offer.
The difference between Social Good Connect and other sources of volunteers or other platforms is that it takes time-consuming admin away from us and we can rely on the team to keep us informed of new applicants. It’s the perfect ‘managed’ scheme because it allows our employees to choose their causes freely and decide how much time they want to commit and on what basis.
You so often think of face-to-face volunteering as the main way of helping people, but we’ve learned through Social Good Connect that there are a whole range of virtual routes to supporting people in need. The platform’s range of charities and causes means you can choose from all sorts of virtual roles as well as more physical commitments.
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Aside from simply being a good thing to do, there are many business benefits to employee volunteering. From increased employee engagement, to supporting your employees’ mental wellbeing, and building your reputation – there are lots of reasons to get involved.
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This is a question that we get a lot and the short answer is, it’s up to you! Social Good Connect employees each get two hours a week to dedicate to volunteering activities but the average amount of time that most companies offer is two days.
We do recommend that you offer volunteering time in hours and encourage employee to get involved little and often as long-term support can be far more impactful than one-off team days!
Yes! And more being added all the time. We have members with branches across the UK and we are actively working to expand our presence nationwide.
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Yes! One of the things we are most excited about this year is the rise in micro-volunteering and online volunteering. On our digital platform there will be opportunities which could take as little as 10 minutes to complete from the comfort of your desk, your sofa, or even your workday commute! Lack of time is one of the biggest barriers to volunteering, which is why we love the fact that some employers are offering their staff time to volunteer during work hours.
This year has not been easy for anyone, and we totally understand if right now doesn’t feel like the right time to take on a new project.
However, many of the businesses partners who have joined us over the last few months have told us that the difficult time they are facing right now is actually exactly why they have got involved right now.
Employee volunteering is a great way to bring your team together over a shared purpose, support their mental health and wellbeing in an impactful way, and give back to the communities that need a little extra support more than ever.
You can read more about why now might actually be the perfect time to introduce employee volunteering here.
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