Volunteering CSR News

Are Your CSR Goals Aligned with Your Hiring Practices? [Video]

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On November 17, 2016, VolunteerMatch and Year Up joined forces to help companies learn how to unify their commitment to diversity across multiple departments, including their corporate social responsibility (CSR) department. Salesforce.org and Omnicom Media Group joined the discussion and shared their experiences from the field.

Here are just a few things we talked about:

New York Companies Profit from Giving Away Their Time

Firms are turning to pro bono projects to give up-and-coming managers a chance to grow

When Carissa Biggie was 
selected for Goldman Sachs’ six-month leadership-acceleration program, one of her tasks was to figure out a template for growth—not for the firm or even for her department but for STRIVE, a national nonprofit that provides skills training for low-income people and helps them get jobs.

Welcome to corporate pro bono, the fastest growing category of volunteerism in the U.S.

INFOGRAPHIC: Employee Engagement...The Millennial Way

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Three-quarters (76%) of Millennials consider a company’s social and environmental commitments when deciding where to work and nearly two-thirds (64%) won’t take a job if a potential employer doesn’t have strong corporate social responsibility (CSR) practices, according to the 2016 Cone Communications Millennial Employee Engagement Study. So what do Millennials really want when coming to work? Check out this infographic to learn more.

FACES of Olive Garden | Lacey Gearhart


At Olive Garden, our team members serve as the faces of our brand and ambassadors of our core values. They make an impression on every guest who walks through our front doors, delivering great food, an engaging atmosphere and unmatched service.

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Honored with Bethune-Cookman University Leadership Award

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November 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford was honored by Bethune-Cookman University at the fourth annual Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala in Daytona Beach, Florida, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2016. Ashford, who received the Leadership Award, was recognized for his dedication and continuous contribution to education and the community.

Carnival Cruise Line Holds Comedy Fundraiser at Fort Lauderdale Improv Benefiting Kids in Distress Children’s Charity


Carnival Cruise Line hosted its sixth annual comedy fundraiser at the Fort Lauderdale Improv on Wednesday, Nov. 16, with proceeds benefiting Kids in Distress, a Fort Lauderdale-based children’s charity.

Starting From Scratch: A Look at ECMC’s Impressive New Employee Volunteer Program


Two years ago, ECMC Group didn’t have an employee-sponsored volunteer program. Now, they not only have a robust volunteer program, but offer extensive giving opportunities as well.

Check out this spread of the volunteer and giving-related programming ECMC has in place:

LongHorn Server 'Floored' by Help from Team, Darden Dimes


When a sudden death left Server Karen Cooper’s daughter a widow and Karen’s young grandson without a father, her LongHorn Steakhouse team rallied to help the family through its darkest days.

How Can Volunteering Build Employee Engagement?


By Paul Peters

The first time I ever volunteered, I didn’t really “volunteer,” in the strictest sense. It took some nudging.

I’d been working as a reporter at a small newspaper, and wrote a nice feature story about a woman and young girl brought together by Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS).

Don't Miss this Free Webinar on the Role of Diversity in CSR!

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VolunteerMatch and Year Up have partnered to bring you a free webinar about the role of diversity in corporate social responsibility -- and the companies getting it right! It's happening this Thursday November 17, 2016Learn more and reserve your spot.


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