Local not-for-profit organizations that get assistance with their day-to-day requirements through our Team Volunteering and Not-for-Profit Apprenticeship programs have more time and resources to focus on their medium- to long-term strategy. These programs:
Each year, every employee at PwC gets a day out of the office to volunteer as part of our Team Volunteering program activity. Every staff member can participate in one of over 300 volunteer events in neighbourhoods across Canada. The initiative encourages teams of six to 10 staff members to participate in day-long projects with charities across Canada that have limited resources and capacity.
Since this program’s start in 2004, PwC’s partners and staff have participated in over 1,300 volunteer days across the country contributing more than 70,000 volunteer hours to communities. Developed hand-in-hand with our Volunteer Continuum, a tool that guides the Foundation’s strategy and initiatives, this program ranges from planting trees or cleaning a home to using our employees’ skills and experiences to improve someone else’s life such as working with an employment agency to assist with resume and interview skills development.
This skill-based team volunteer experience matches our employees with a charity that needs assistance with brainstorming or an organizational challenge. The aim is to provide the charity and the employee with an opportunity to think creatively about an issue and work together to map out potential ideas for a solution versus developing a strategy that solves the problem in its entirety.
The experience centres on using soft skills in relationship management, communication and team-building and helps connect the charity with skilled and passionate volunteers: staff people who believe in the not-for-profit’s cause and thereby have a higher probability of volunteering their own time on an ongoing basis, to help to build upon the combined impact of their work.
Click here if your charity needs volunteers.