We all know we should be doing more of it—heading down to the local soup kitchen to ladle some cream of potato or signing up for a Habitat for Humanity build to put our hammering skills to good use. Sure, volunteering is great for society, but besides leaving us with that warm and fuzzy feeling, what are the benefits?
According to a recent study published by the large accounting firm Deloitte, many workers ages 21-35 (or “millennials”) are willingly volunteering their time. The millennials who volunteer are overall more likely to be: optimistic about their work environment, proud to work for their employer, satisfied with their career progression and more likely to recommend their company to a friend when compared to workers who volunteer very little or not at all.
If you’re picturing CPAs wearing aprons and hairnets at the soup kitchen, it’s time to rethink your definition of the word “volunteering.” Read the rest of this entry »