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Maddy Andrews | Client Services Manager, Cramer & Associates


Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) has become a top priority in the business world. Companies across the country are actively fostering a culture of volunteerism and giving back with their team, and employees are truly taking notice. Whether through PTO hours allocated towards planned volunteer activities, canned food drives or donation initiatives, or funds allocated to charitable donations, employees are eager to make a difference in their community and the world. The best way to cater to that desire is to create a meaningful, hands-on volunteer program that rallies and binds your team together.

Back in January, our team began to brainstorm initiatives for the year. Our discussions are typically full of enthusiasm, and this conversation was no exception—especially when volunteerism came up.

We all prioritize volunteering with our friends and family on weekday nights and weekends, but wondered why we hadn’t consistently volunteered together before. How could consistent volunteerism make our team stronger?

Every day, the missions of our nonprofit partners become our own. Giving back with our time, talent, and treasure is one of our highest priorities and greatest responsibilities; it’s the reason we all love what we do.

This little meeting on a Friday in January sparked lasting change. Our culture is stronger than ever, our passion for our jobs is at an all-time high, and we’ve had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful servant leaders in our community—all while helping individuals in need.

So, how do you create the best volunteer program for your company? Follow our five steps below to create and implement your team’s meaningful, memorable and motivational corporate volunteer program!

1. Identify Your Volunteer Strategist


2. Find Your Nonprofit Partners in Impact


3. Make it Official (and Be Flexible!)


4. Prepare, Immerse, and Bond


5. Celebrate your Experience