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 these resources:
- 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