With Global Volunteer Month winding down, we’ve been reflecting on the incredible impact volunteers make, not just in April, but all year round and especially throughout the pandemic. Whether they served in person or virtually, formally or informally, providing their professional expertise or hands-on support, volunteers’ contributions have been nothing short of outstanding.
April 22 marked the 51st anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s theme was “Restore Our Earth,” and Franklin Templeton employees took a virtual approach to celebrating and exercising their responsibility to act for the environment.
Common Impact’s Skills-Based Volunteering Event Promotes COVID-19 Relief and Recovery for Nonprofits
April 14, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Common Impact, a national nonprofit that works to strengthen communities and alleviate inequality through cross-sector skills-based volunteering partnerships, is hosting Skills for Cities on April 21, 2021 in honor of National Volunteer Week.
Along with the case studies and examples presented in this presentation, you can also access a PDF copy of the presentation here.
How do you successfully host volunteer events despite the pandemic? Now and in the future, volunteer events will need to transform to include individuals who work remotely, in hybrid situations, in person, and at various levels of the company.
By Julie Clugage, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Team4Tech
“Paralysis” is how one Adobe corporate social responsibility leader described March 2020. Seemingly overnight, all in-person volunteering programs at the multinational software company halted. As the pandemic dragged on, Adobe was forced to completely redefine its employee volunteering initiatives.
This Global Volunteer Month, Common Impact is spotlighting some of the hundreds of talented skills-based volunteers we are fortunate to work with every year. Today we hear from Melissa Myers, a Compliance Analyst with Berkshire Bank, who reflects on her experience at Skills for Cities 2020. (Watch Melissa's two-minute interview here.)
NYC Chief Service Officer Anusha Venkataraman leads NYC Service, a division of the Mayor’s Office that builds nonprofit and corporate partnerships to advance lifelong civic engagement through volunteer and service programs. In this episode of Common Impact's Pro Bono Perspectives podcast, Anusha shares that even though COVID-19 put constraints on in-person volunteering, the City still saw an increased interest in service this past year.
Employees still want to support their local communities through volunteerism, and yet, ever-changing public health protocols have forced many of these opportunities online which are difficult for large groups to navigate. How do you find high-quality programming that supports company-wide social impact goals? More importantly, how do you create the high-energy environment that your employees have grown accustomed to from in-person events?
Jerome Tennille, Manager of Social Impact & Volunteerism at Marriott International, joins host Danielle Holly for a dynamic conversation on the state of volunteering and employee engagement. Jerome shares how Marriott, a major figure in the hospitality industry that was hit so hard by COVID-19, has reimagined service for the current moment by taking it online, but also his perspective that the future of volunteering is not virtual.