It’s clear by now that businesses are adapting processes and work cultures to a virtual office space, that includes taking corporate volunteering virtual. Some struggled, others were already there, but all are now reasonably well-practised. Businesses are now looking to optimise the major strategies that took a backseat during this transition to working from home life.
Retirement home visits, soup kitchens for the homeless, teaching specific skills to job searchers, all of these typically face-to-face volunteering opportunities are often trickier to organise with ever-changing health & safety measures.
Yet, people still want to volunteer. In fact, over 750,000 people in the UK alone signed up to help governmental causes tackle the pandemic in 2020.
The pandemic has made our world more empathetic and aware of other peoples’ struggles. It’s also made our world more comfortable online. How can we implement corporate volunteering schemes that continue to fulfil businesses’ and volunteers’ quests for purpose without traditional settings? Cue: virtual volunteering programs.
This step-by-step guide to help you engage employees through volunteering, no matter where they are.
Alaya is the platform to empower companies to build a purpose-driven culture and engage employees to make an impact, one act at a time. Through enabling experiences like volunteering, giving and challenges that bring out the human side of work, companies and their employees can do good and measure their actions every day.