Employee volunteer programs (EVP) are more than a “feel good” venture. Including volunteerism as a component of your company’s corporate social responsibility and engagement strategy has measurable benefits. According to Points of Light’s Business4Better report, employee volunteerism has advantages, including:

  • Improves corporate image and relations with stakeholders through positioning as a leader in giving back at the local and national level.
  • Develops and enhances employees’ professional and leadership skills
  • Supports specific business functions, most often in the area of human resources and external relations.
  • Boosts employee morale, team building, loyalty, productivity, motivation and reduces absenteeism.
  • Attracts new hires, especially Millennials.
  • Reaches more clients and increases sales and therefore has a positive impact on profitability.
  • Builds stronger communities by addressing social issues.
  • Illustrates organizational values in action.
  • Demonstrates corporate support for activities that allow employees to:
    • Spend quality time with their family
    • Be a positive role model and provide learning opportunities for children
    • Educate their families about their workplace, co-workers and the importance of good corporate citizenship
  • Leverages contribution dollars and therefore enhances the impact of financial contributions.

Make United Way a part of your strategy. Engage employees in volunteerism during United Way Week of Caring in April, or Day of Action in June. Or consider hosting a volunteer service project during your United Way workplace campaign. Contact your workplace campaign account manager to explore the possibilities or call us at 336-378-6600.


Six United Way Partners Receive Statewide Spirit Awards 

Greensboro, NC (February 15, 2019) – Six local United Way of Greater Greensboro partners were honored with Spirit of North Carolina Awards at United Way of North Carolina’s annual award luncheon on February 13. Guilford County Government was additionally honored with a Best Practice Showcase award. On a yearly basis, United Way of North Carolina recognizes […]