UWECI and founding partners developed the Workplace Volunteer Council (WVC) to increase and engage employees in volunteerism. Workplace volunteering contributes to employees’ perception of a positive corporate culture, and enables companies to speak to employee’s personal values.
What does WVC do?
By connecting social-minded companies, WVC establishes, grows, and sustains successful workplace volunteer programs to help companies foster a culture of volunteerism. The council hosts quarterly meetings and coordinates employee volunteer projects.
Meeting topics include addressing community volunteer needs, educational programming, and increasing employee engagement. Council members network with peers, learn from other companies, share best practices, create corporate visibility, and forge relationships.
What are the benefits?
Increase your business’s engagement by introducing employees to workplace volunteering! Volunteerism brings balance to employees’ lives, improves emotional well-being, and builds skills that improve job performance in relationship building, planning and organizing, networking, leadership, and communication.
Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust
Cedar Rapids Area Economic Alliance
Farmers State Bank
Linn Area Credit Union
Rinderknecht Associates, Inc.
RSM US LLP
Toyota Financial Services
Van Meter Industries
Veridian Credit Union
Leah Rodenberg, Alliant Energy
Kathi Nelsen, Bankers Trust
Ellen Bardsley, Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance
Alishia Klocke, Diamond V
Jennifer Hildreth, ImOn Communications
Bruce Crowther, Ruffalo Noel Levitz
Quinn Pettifer, The Gazette
Charol Steinford, Van Meter
Dan Perez, Wells Fargo
How can I become a member?
Annual membership is $100 per company. Up to five representatives can participate in quarterly meetings. WVC companies have access to tools and resources to enhance new and well-established employee volunteer programs.