Volunteering is an excellent practice, whether you are alone or part of a group. However, there are unique benefits to volunteering as a team for your business. Whether you get special t-shirts and support a large event or simply help to stock a local food pantry, volunteering as a team can make your bonds stronger, help you give back to your community, and motivate your employees.
Just like the team building events that ask employees to fall back into the arms of another, volunteering as a team is a great way to improve team bonding. Volunteering in a group setting helps to mix together employees who do not typically spend time with each other to build relationships. It also allows senior leaders to interact with junior employees and break down the barriers that can exist in an office setting.
Build Your Brand
Volunteering as a team is great because you are helping people in need in your community. However, it’s also awesome because it builds your brand. When companies volunteer in the community and give back, they become associated with trustworthiness, supportiveness, and compassion. What company would not want those words to spring to mind when a customer thinks about them?
Lower Stress Levels
Did you know that helping others can reduce your stress level? One study commissioned by the UnitedHealth Group found that over 75% of adults who volunteer reported feeling physically healthier. 78% of United States adults also report that volunteering lowers stress levels and helps them to feel better than adults who do not volunteer. The lower stress levels that employees experience can also transfer over to the office and give you employees with clearer minds who are ready to tackle their work.
Learn More About Volunteering as a Team
Business Volunteers Maryland is a nonprofit dedicated to strengthening the community by creating strategic connections between businesses, nonprofits and individuals. We help companies like yours to establish and expand community impact efforts while achieving your business goals. To learn more about our services and learn more about volunteering as a team, contact us by calling (410) 366-6030.