Involving Corporate Volunteers

How Corporate Volunteer Teams can help YOU

 

Corporate volunteering is a relatively new concept here, but companies increasingly recognise that a prosperous and healthy community benefits all who live and work there. Volunteering locally provides a great opportunity for staff to engage with non-profit organisations in their community, to the benefit of all involved.

This kind of volunteering is becoming increasingly popular within Cork-based companies who recognise the benefit of their staff supporting local community projects on a volunteer basis for a short period (most usually a half-day to a day). Often in place of a traditional teambuilding day, it’s a chance for them to give something back to their community whilst working together as an effective team in a new environment.

We regularly get requests from local multinationals and local indigenous companies seeking appropriate projects for their employees to volunteer with. Groups are typically in excess of 15 people and can often provide their own equipment. Activities particularly suited to Corporate Volunteers are outdoor projects (gardening, painting etc.), large-scale indoor projects such as renovations or accompanying your service users to an event. Occasionally they can also assist with IT or administrative tasks including PR and marketing.

From time to time corporate groups would like to support employees to volunteer individually within company time. Cork Volunteer Centre can help companies with this aspect of their Corporate Social Responsibilty (CSR) policy.

If your organisation could benefit from a team of Corporate Volunteers then let us know! Simply complete our Volunteering Project Request form and return (signed by the Chairperson of your organisation) either by post or email to info@volunteercork.ie