Catering to popular demand, Goodera has expanded its corporate volunteering suite to include more opportunities for a variety of use cases, the latest being intern onboarding and engagement.
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Menlo Park, USA, September 30, 2021: With a renewed focus on volunteering as a vital employee engagement tool, Goodera has announced a suite of tailor-made volunteering opportunities directed at promoting intern engagement.
The opportunities, which were handpicked with the support of many of Goodera’s influential nonprofit partners, cover areas that are relevant to the interests of the younger workforce. In the intern volunteering category, racial equality, LGBTQ+ inclusiveness, climate change, and gender equality are a few of the most prominent cause areas.
In a recent engagement, Goodera helped a multinational company that focuses on transportation and e-commerce engage its summer interns through impactful virtual volunteering programs. Giving the experience a stellar rating, intern volunteers lauded the virtual volunteering program as an engaging and enriching experience that enhanced their onboarding process. This successful experience is what prompted Goodera to look more actively into crafting a suite of opportunities specifically for intern engagement.
The opportunities are intended to become a part of intern onboarding, wherein interns get a chance to understand the organization’s stance on social issues and their own significance in addressing them. The team-based opportunities are also designed to foster communication and teamwork among interns and employees.
“Companies that have tried virtual volunteering have discovered its many advantages. However, the application of volunteering as an excellent employee engagement tool is still not widely recognized as it should be,” says Abhishek Humbad, founder and CEO of Goodera. “We hope that intern engagement through volunteering helps organizations become cognizant of how they can make volunteering a more permanent element of their engagement strategy.”
This announcement adds fuel to the growing popularity of virtual and hybrid volunteering as a crucial engagement driver for purpose-driven employees. Due to the favorable response from employee volunteers, virtual volunteering is being adopted as a popular activity anywhere workplace culture and engagement come to the fore.
In light of rising interest in social change and increasing trust in the ability of businesses to help employees advocate for change, use cases such as intern engagement through virtual volunteering is a firm step in a positive direction.
Goodera will continue expanding its volunteering inventory to help companies make volunteering a more permanent part of their engagement programs. Employee engagement, partner engagement, and customer engagement, to name a few, are other use cases for which Goodera is currently growing its volunteering portfolio.
About Goodera: Goodera is an employee volunteering, CSR, and ESG management company that enables corporations, foundations, governments, nonprofits, and employees across 90+ countries. Goodera empowers companies to provide engaging and impactful virtual volunteering experiences to their employees globally and achieve volunteering goals.
Through curated volunteering opportunities, end-to-end program management, and impact measurement, Goodera offers a seamless volunteering experience. Goodera enables non-profits to create a sustainable impact by raising money, increasing visibility, and building long-term volunteers for causes they support.
Goodera is currently deployed at 200 companies – including Target, Gap, Dell, and Amazon. Managing over $500 million in CSR capital, the Goodera platform is used by corporates to collect and aggregate data from internal and third-party sources. Goodera is co-headquartered in Menlo Park, CA, and Bangalore, India. For more details, please visit www.goodera.com.
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