by Ed Kamrin
Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a three-part series that looks at how to create and implement an employee volunteer program.
For many business communicators, employee volunteer programs fall under the rubric of “other duties as assigned,” or land at the end of a bulleted list of job responsibilities. Strictly speaking, employee volunteer programs aren’t a communication discipline, though they connect to many, such as community relations and employee engagement.
But done right, creating an employee volunteer program can be rewarding: not just a chance to put values to work for the good of the organization and community, but also an opportunity for communicators to forge connections, hone competencies, and ultimately bolster leadership skills.employee volunteer programs