Children enjoy meeting new and diverse people. It can help them to understand the future possibilities that are available to them, introduce them to jobs they might not otherwise hear about, and help them understand the relevance of what they are learning to their futures.
Employers who work with schools and colleges are investing in their communities and their staff, contributing to corporate social responsibility and improving employee satisfaction at the same time. They also build awareness of jobs in their sector amongst a diverse range of children, creating new routes for recruitment.
Employees are making a difference to children, a great source of personal and professional satisfaction and motivation, whilst developing workplace skills such as planning and communication.
Some reports that make the case for offering volunteering in your company.
- Our 2021 report with CIPD: The Value of Volunteering in Education
- CIPD report: Employee volunteering for learning and development
- Employee Volunteering website: Benefits to Business
- City of London research report: Volunteering – The Business Case