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Virtual Volunteering: What Next?


For many companies, remote work due to COVID-19 began in March, with folks now working from home for several months and counting. As more companies plan to continue to keep their workers remote and various states have social distancing rules in place, virtual volunteering appears to be a mainstay, at least through 2020.

Even with months of experience, shifting to shared online experiences is still a new way of thinking. In addition to switching your team meetings to video-call gatherings, you may have also needed to create plans to keep large portions of your workforce engaged through day-to-day support, virtual volunteering opportunities, or both.

As your company plans for remote work and virtual volunteering moving forward, what has been working so far? What are some of the challenges that you’ve overcome and what are those you expect to face moving forward? How have you gotten employees involved? How do you plan to keep them involved—through team building exercises, family events, volunteer weeks, or other options?

No matter where you sit in your company, your thoughts on engagement matter. Join our employee-focused conversations with CSR peers to troubleshoot, share your learnings thus far, and engage with our dynamic member community.

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Our online member community offers a secure, supportive environment to connect and collaborate with hundreds of CSR peers. Now, corporate citizenship practitioners are sharing how they're adapting in response to COVID-19. 

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