April is Global Volunteer Month. It celebrates the power of people who tackle society’s greatest challenges, including employee volunteers. Following are a few ideas to help your company make it a great month.
1. Encourage participation
Global Volunteer Month is a great time to highlight your year-round volunteer service opportunities. Consider ramping up communications or enrolling middle managers as advocates, for example.
2. Give credit where credit is due
Shouting people out for their volunteer contributions is a great way to celebrate Global Volunteer Month. Consider hand-written notes or emails from senior leaders to volunteers. Additionally, sharing stories and photos of volunteers internally will brighten the workplace culture and inspire others to start volunteering.
3. Spread the word
Don't have the time or resources to plan anything new right now? Don’t worry, a simple social-media campaign is low-burden way to celebrate Global Volunteer Month. Points of Light has a great marketing kit to get you started. Your campaign could, for example, share stories and accomplishments of your employees or build awareness for a cause that your company values.
4. Become an Activation Partner
If you already have a plan for this April’s Global Volunteer Month, share it with Points of Light. It will promote it through their social networks!
For more Global Volunteer Month ideas, explore the Points of Light’s Global Volunteer Month toolkit.
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