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Volunteer Programs Can Build Morale and Improve Retention

By Silvia Chilel Martin | March 18, 2024

March 8, 2024 | Dana Wilkie

Embarking on a journey of corporate volunteerism can be a transformative experience, not just for the community but also for the employees and the organization as a whole. According to a 2023 global study conducted by Edge Research for Ares Management, employer-sponsored volunteer programs not only foster goodwill in the community but also significantly impact employee satisfaction and retention rates. Leila Saad, CEO of Common Impact, emphasizes the profound impact even simple acts of volunteerism can have on individuals, underscoring the importance of accessibility and inclusivity in these initiatives. As companies navigate the complexities of establishing volunteer programs, they must heed the advice of experts and prioritize employee engagement, skill alignment, and meaningful contributions to ensure the success and sustainability of such endeavors. Through strategic planning, collaboration, and a commitment to employee well-being, organizations can harness the power of volunteerism to drive positive change within and beyond their walls.

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