This article provides an introduction to setting up a Volunteering Guideline and a high-level explanation as to why it is important to have one implemented in your company. It also includes an Employee Volunteer Guideline Template and the Employee Volunteer Request Form Template.
For many companies, providing employees paid time off to volunteer for a charity is uncommon; however, volunteering provides the company and its employees with unique advantages. Volunteering is administered differently for each company from company-wide volunteer days to allowing individual employees a set number of paid hours to volunteer in lieu of working.
How your volunteering program is structured is completely up to your business, the important aspect is ensuring your employees can make a difference. Having a volunteering program implemented can help define your company’s social responsibility, promotes your company’s image within the community, can build teamwork among employees, develops employee character traits, and offers a chance to give back to the community.
Here is an example of an Employee Volunteering Guideline based on allowing individual employees a set number of paid hours to volunteer in lieu of working. If you require any assistance with the templates or results workbook, please contact a BIG representative.
Download the Employee Volunteer Policy & Form – Template.