Absolutely! More and more companies are including employee volunteer programs in their benefit packages, and with good reason: according to Deloitte's Volunteer Impact Research, creating a culture of volunteerism boosts morale, workplace atmosphere, and brand perception. Company-sponsored volunteering is also one of the best ways to develop employees into leaders, while at the same time boosting loyalty and engagement.
Need help convincing your company/manager to sponsor you? Check out our Manager’s Guide to the MovingWorlds Institute here, which includes more details and examples about the benefits of sponsoring an employee’s participation in the program.
In addition, here are a few other resources to help you build your case:
- Optimizing corporate volunteering programs
- Using stretch experiences to support social good
- How to get your boss to pay you to travel more
- How to ask for a sabbatical