Job Performance and Leadership Development3 – Increased efficiency from skills development- employees gains increased efficiency from using their skills to solving problems and delivering results for a nonprofit organization. IT needs, marketing needs, or other skills-based projects for nonprofits would require employees to use their talents in ways that probably wouldn’t happen in their day-to-day at your company.
Need Satisfaction – Research has shown that volunteer participation increases need satisfaction from relatedness and competence.4 High need satisfaction related to higher job satisfaction and commitment.5
Well being6 – Phycologists call it the helper’s high. Volunteering in general has shown to improve mood, keeps people active and can help reduce stress levels, all having a significant impact on a person’s health.
Individual factors for job performance, leadership development and need satisfaction add up to company level factors! Well being has become increasingly important to CSR and HR professionals. With a decline in mental health and increased in feeling of loneliness employers look to support their employees mental and social health through benefits and policies.7