Employer supported volunteering
This factsheet was first published in May 2016.
What is employer supported volunteering?
Employer supported volunteering (ESV) is where organisations provide employees with the opportunity to volunteer during working hours. The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) defines ESV as time off for individual volunteering or in a programme developed by the employer such as a team challenge event or an ongoing arrangement with a community partner.
Organisations have an impact on the communities in which they operate and well-managed ESV programmes often fit in within an organisations corporate responsibility (CR) strategy. Such programmes can help form a bridge between companies, their employees and the wider community.
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