Group Service Projects
In recent years, employee volunteer programs and other group service projects have increased in popularity. Recently, Serve Rhode Island assisted businesses such as Fidelity, Koch Eye Care, and Amica in organizing and participating in successful employee volunteer programs.
It is Serve Rhode Island's mission to help meet the needs of various volunteer groups - both business related and otherwise - along with the needs of our nonprofit partners in the Rhode Island community.
If you are a business, service group of any kind, or even a nonprofit interested in hosting a service project, then contact Serve Rhode Island to coordinate your service project today! Contact: Amanda Ball at email@example.com
The benefits of creating and sustaining an Employee Volunteer Program for your company include:
- Complimenting business goals
- Building employee morale
- Providing teamwork activities
- Creating leadership opportunities
- Addressing and helping to alleviate community issues
Similarly, community organizations benefit from Service Groups because they provide:
- Opportunities for companies and employees to directly give back
- Team-oriented volunteer groups
- Partnerships for increasing visibility of community needs and organizations that are working to address them
- Open lines of communication between diverse sections of the community
- New talents and ideas to meet community needs
Starting an Employee Volunteer Program (EVP) is a great way to play an active role in the local community. Serve Rhode Island has created a Frequently Asked Questions page, highlighting important information from "Developing Excellence in Workplace Volunteer Programs: Guidelines for Success" (2004) (PDF, 919KB) published by the Points of Light Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network, to help your company get started in creating a successful EVP.