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Engaging Employees through Skills-Based Volunteerism

Engaging Employees through Skills-Based Volunteerism

According to the 2021 Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose Giving in Numbers report, 77% of companies offered their employees skills-based volunteer programs. Skills-based volunteerism involves individuals contributing their expertise and professional skills to a group and/or individuals to address key challenges organizations or communities face.  

In the K–12 world, this means sharing those professional skills with schools, teachers, and students. Skills-based volunteerism focuses on taking time to leverage specific talents to close gaps in knowledge, expand students’ skills, and improve educational outcomes. 

A strong K–12 education system is foundational for developing a skilled and capable workforce, which directly impacts businesses, the economy, and society. Corporations depend on an educated and skilled labor pool to meet their current and future workforce needs. When the private sector focuses their volunteer efforts on education, they can help address skills gaps and ensure that graduates are eventually well-prepared for the demands of the job market. In this resource, you will learn best practices for impactful K–12 volunteerism programs. 

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Engaging Employees through Skills-Based Volunteerism

Enhancing K – 12 education and driving workforce development 

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Topics this eBook covers:

  • Key trends in employee volunteerism programs  
  • Benefits of employee volunteerism  
  • Real-world examples of K – 12 volunteerism  
  • How to start a K – 12 volunteerism program at your organization