|Getting some puppy kisses at a shelter volunteer event I led for a company I worked at|
|3 little shelter pups hoping to be adopted!|
While working for a large financial institution, I organized events to help the animal shelter I volunteer at. I organized shelter volunteer events that contributed to over 300 volunteer hours over a two year period! I posted the events on the company intranet, opening them up to employees both inside and outside my own department. I got to network and build relationships with so many people that I would never have had the opportunity to meet if it hadn't been for these events. My colleagues and I volunteered at the shelter, raised money in the office, and set up donation bins to collect much needed food and other items for the shelter. The best part was that in addition to increasing awareness of the shelter and their outreach programs, several of my colleagues adopted pets after meeting them at our volunteer events!
|This cutie pie did NOT want his picture taken, but after about 20 minutes I got one good shot!|
Be sure to check with your boss or Human Resources before organizing events or raising money at work to make sure you are aligned with guidelines or policies they may have regarding volunteer events in the workplace.
Have you organized a volunteer event at work? Did it help you broaden your network and form relationships in the company? Please leave us a comment and share!
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