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Here Are Some Examples Of Corporate Volunteering Activities

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Written by Sophie Atieno

We have talked about different kinds of volunteer activities and after touching on the mental benefits of volunteering, here are some fun corporate volunteering activities you and your colleagues can engage in.

Most people in the corporate world do not have much time to volunteer in regular volunteering activities. However, not all is lost as through certain simple ways, they can also take part in volunteering either directly or indirectly without having to spend so much of their time.

So here are some examples of corporate volunteering activities.

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Donation

A great corporate volunteering activity to engage in would be participating in donation. You and your company’s human resource head can come up with a list of organizations that match the vision of your company and then explore different creative ways of donating items to them. You and your colleagues could organize the type of goods you would like to have as part of the donation. It could be things from your own home or you could opt to buy some things such as food, toys or even stationery for your chosen recipients.

Participating in charity walks

Participating in charity walks might be a great way to stay in shape and is great for team building as well but you would be amazed at how helpful it is when it comes to raising funds for those in need. It is a nice corporate volunteering activity and the best part is that you do not have to start from scratch with this. You and your colleagues could always join a major charity walk even and it will still make a big impact to the community.

Mentoring

Another great corporate volunteering activity is mentoring. Whenever you set aside time to teach kids what you already know, you could make a big difference in their present and future lives. You could do this as a company as a corporate social responsibility activity. You could all help out at a workshop or even in a local school and his will also bring a sense of fulfillment to the company.

Petitioning or lobbying

You should never underestimate the power of people petitioning. In some countries, petitioning groups have been able to shape the laws of the land. So for this to be an effective corporate volunteering activity, all you need to do is make sure you and your colleagues pick a cause that is in line with your organization’s vision. Always make sure you sign a petition that does not bring about controversy since you are in a professional environment. This could go a long way in bringing the plight of the needy to the attention of those who can actually give them a helping hand.

Taking care of the environment

The environment’s well being is actually our well being as well. The company you work in can participate to a great extent in the going green process. As a company, you could raise awareness on the dangers of throwing waste around and importance of reducing it. You could all also do some in-house activities that help in waste reduction such as printing on both sides of the printing paper, saving data on computers as opposed to pieces of paper , bringing recycling bins and encouraging the use of non-disposable products at work.

 

At CIVS Kenya we encourage you to participate in volunteering activities however you can in your surrounding, which is why we take it upon ourselves to provide you with information on how to go about it. Visit our website for more information and feel free to contact us in case you have any questions with regards to volunteering.