Corporate volunteering relates to the corporate sponsoring and subsidizing of employees’ efforts to perform community service. For example, the grants their employees 24 hours paid volunteering time per year to support their own charities or get involved in workshops, ongoing mentorship, and school programs. Other programs span several weeks and may be tied to long-standing partnerships. For example, supports the (WFP) and deploys corporate volunteers to train local WFP teams in Africa on truck maintenance and fleet and workshop management. Corporate volunteering can hence take many forms, yet builds on three features:
- It involves the corporate contribution of employees’ time and skills to community service rather than passive monetary donations. Corporate volunteering – what is it?