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Do major firms ask its employees to do volunteer hours?

Just wondering because I see lots of volunteers on this site responding to people and I was wondering if the companies you all work for encourage that. Thank you!

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Mohit’s Answer

Our company doesn't make it mandatory for us to volunteer. Instead, they offer us a wonderful opportunity to volunteer, which we happily take up of our own free will. They inspire us to make a difference and contribute through volunteering.

In addition, companies have a goal tied to Corporate Social Responsibility. Our volunteering efforts not only help them reach this goal, but also bring us a sense of fulfillment and joy.
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Vamshee’s Answer

Numerous larger companies promote volunteering as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives. This not only aids in community contribution but also enhances the company's brand image and fosters a positive workplace culture. It's a win-win situation for employers, non-profit organizations, and employees who participate in volunteering.

AT&T, as a leading corporation, is committed to making a positive difference in the world around us. Together, we can significantly influence the issues we deeply care about. AT&T's Community Engagement program encourages employees to volunteer with our educational non-profit partners. They provide matching funds for external donations and even offer one paid volunteering day per year.

On a personal note, I find volunteering to be a rewarding experience. It's a chance to give back to the community and develop leadership and social skills alongside other teams within the company.
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Bob’s Answer

Yes - some more than others. We have an internal target of 16 hrs per employee. Supporting our community - those who use our services - is a company priority - so our execs track KPI on this.
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david’s Answer

Companies ask me to work 50-60 hours per week on salary, so pay didn't change for extra work hours.

In general, being part of volunteering was satisfying, so my company could benefit due to networking. Interference with work was not compatible, but volunteering was not discouraged.
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Madisyn’s Answer

Hey Justin,

Numerous firms, including the one that I work at, are big advocates of their staff participating in volunteer work and contributing to diverse communities. The firm that I work at frequently offers us a variety of opportunities to engage in such activities collectively. Interestingly, it was through the firm that I discovered Career Village!
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Karen’s Answer

I worked many years for a private company which encouraged volunteering by providing monthly opportunities for employees to participate in a variety of causes. Was great to see leadership participate and demonstrate their values. Made employees proud to be part of that organization.

With every good wish!
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James Constantine’s Answer

Hey Justin!

Do Big Companies Encourage Their Staff to Volunteer?
Volunteering is a wonderful way for employees to give back to their communities, gain new skills, and boost their overall happiness. Recognizing the value of volunteering, many big companies actively encourage their staff to get involved in various volunteer activities.

Take Google, for example. This well-known tech giant has a solid volunteering culture. They've even created a program called "Google Volunteers" to inspire their employees to contribute to their communities. Google gives their employees paid time off to volunteer and offers matching grants for the non-profit organizations where their employees lend a hand.

Deloitte, the consulting firm, is another example. They've initiated an "Impact Day," where employees get a paid day off each year to volunteer for a cause close to their hearts. This program motivates employees to get involved in volunteering and allows them to make a positive difference in their communities.

Other big companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon also encourage their employees to volunteer. They recognize that giving back to the community not only helps those in need but also gives their employees a sense of purpose and satisfaction in their jobs.

So, in a nutshell, many big companies do encourage their employees to volunteer and provide them with the support they need to get involved. Volunteering not only helps the community but also allows employees to develop key skills and enhances their overall happiness.

Key References:
Google Volunteers - This is Google's official volunteer program, inspiring employees to contribute to their communities.
Deloitte Impact Day - This is Deloitte's initiative that gives employees a paid day off each year to volunteer for a cause they care about.
Volunteering Programs at Microsoft, Apple, and Amazon - These big companies also encourage their employees to volunteer and provide support for their community service efforts.

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