With the holiday season on the horizon, you may be on the search for ways to give back to your community, as well as your team members. If you’ve already planned an office-wide gift-giving event (check out EON office catalog for ideas!), volunteering as a company is another great way to honor the season. Here, we share inspiration to help you plan a volunteering effort for the office.
Join an Online Volunteer Group
Looking for opportunities to help others while adhering to social distancing guidelines? Try connecting with a virtual volunteering opportunity through an organization like VolunteerMatch. This site will help your team members match with the perfect cause, so you can volunteer time by helping nonprofits with newsletter writing, social media management, research, and more. It’s a great way to give back to those small organizations that are in need of a helping hand during this busy season.
Visit an Animal Shelter
Who doesn’t love visiting with four-legged friends? Volunteering in small groups at a local animal shelter is a fun way to pass the time during the holiday season. Walking shelter pups, organizing supplies or paperwork, or helping out with adoption events is sure to bring some smiles to your team members while benefiting pets in need of homes. If you can’t organize an in-person trip to your favorite shelter, consider reaching out to the organization to arrange a donation. Shelters often need gently-used blankets, towels, and other necessities to keep the animals comfortable.
Organize a Food or Clothing Drive
Setting up an office-wide food and/or clothing drive is a team effort that can make a much-needed difference in your community. Before you begin collecting goods or funds, be sure to contact your local food bank or shelter to determine the most-needed items.
Sponsor a Family
Sponsoring a family is a tried-and-true way to spread some holiday cheer. There are many families that could use some help with gifts this year, so consider teaming up with a local nonprofit to make this gift-giving occasion a memorable one. If you have a larger office, you can split up into groups to sponsor several families to make a bigger impact.
When companies volunteer, they better the community and build important bonds between team members. The holiday season is the ideal time of year to get started, and the options highlighted here are just a few of the ways you can contribute as an office. Whether you’re organizing a volunteering opportunity or just showing your employees how much you appreciate them, our EON office catalog has all the supplies you need (and much more). From must-have office supplies to nifty gadgets and tech, we’ve got it all. To learn more about how we can improve your work life, please contact us.