What is Workplace Volunteer Council?
Workplace volunteering contributes to employees’ perception of a positive corporate culture. Companies leverage volunteer programs as an opportunity to speak to employees’ personal values and enable employees to promote those values at work. As a response, United Way of East Central Iowa and founding partners developed the Workplace Volunteer Council (WVC). Together, United Way and WVC members discuss how to increase and engage employees in volunteerism.
What does the Council Do?
WVC’s builds a stronger community, where companies collaborate to promote and foster a culture of employee volunteerism. By connecting social-minded companies, WVC helps establish, grow, and sustain successful workplace volunteer programs.
The council hosts quarterly meetings, as well as coordinates employee volunteer projects. Meetings include discussions on critical community needs, educational programming, and round table conversations focused on increasing employee engagement. Council members have the opportunity to network with peers, learn from other companies, share best practices, create corporate visibility, and forge relationships in the community.