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 ncleve@uwyr.on.ca.

Resources

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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