Workplace Volunteerism

Corporations that care build better businesses. This is why employee volunteerism improves business performance and organizations receive many benefits, some of which include:
• An enhanced corporate image
• Greater customer loyalty
• Engaged employees
• Greater retention of talent

United Way of York Region offers many volunteer opportunities including:
Workplace Campaign—Employee volunteers can get involved in a variety of roles to assist their workplace campaign

Sponsored Employee—Employees can join our 16-week, full-time Sponsored Employee program, which engages a broad cross section of candidates who provide support, guidance and inspiration to approximately 250 United Way of York Region workplace campaigns across the region.

• Day of Caring®—United Way of York Region works with your organization to tailor a volunteer team opportunity that connects employees’ interests to the needs of a non-profit organization. Employee volunteers get hands-on experience working on various projects such as yard work, painting, meal preparation and more. The agencies benefit from much-needed help with tasks and our corporate volunteers gain valuable experience in team-building – a corporate and community win for everyone involved!
For more information on our Day of Caring, contact Nicole Cleve at


Increasingly Canadian businesses are discovering the benefits of getting involved in the community. To learn more about workplace voluntarism benefits and best practices visit: Imagine Canada, a national registered charity whose mission is to support and strengthen charities and nonprofits so they can, in turn, support the Canadians and communities they serve. The organization works on a variety of issues and challenges that face the sector, often in partnership, including funding, human resources, volunteerism, governance, sector accountability and better understanding of the sector through research.


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