Do you have a social conscience? What will be ‘the new normal’ post COVID-19 for the not-for-profit sector (NFPS) and companies on the Gold Coast? Volunteering Gold Coast are launching ‘The Corporate Partners Initiative’ connecting NFPS and corporates on the Gold Coast. The program’s objective is to partner local businesses with NFPS members that share the same values, objectives and social priorities.
Recent events have challenged the most resilient of organisations and balance sheets. Many industry leaders are looking for an opportunity to refocus with purpose and restore the bottom-line post Covid-19. Volunteering Gold Coast will support companies to identify their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and align with potentially hundreds of NFPS on the Gold Coast.
Volunteering Gold Coast’s new Corporate Partner initiative creates pathways for business leaders to engage all employees that will make a difference to the community. Volunteering Gold Coast will provide opportunities that will increase productivity, engage with the local community, create social impact and develop a social conscience. Corporates can align with many NFPS locally, rather than just one or two.
This powerful platform will allow organisations to embark on community projects through executive volunteering, event volunteering, individual volunteering and team building. The executive and corporate volunteers would provide strategic direction and high-level support to the NFPS.
“Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a strategic objective that may align with an organisation’s sustainability strategy. Now more than ever is the time for all of us to be kind, purposeful and to make a difference,” Said Mr Simon Nugus – CEO Volunteering Gold Coast.
The initiative also recognizes the need to support employees. With the unknown impact of COVID-19’s disruption to the workplace, Volunteering Gold Coast will be providing a variety of training and workshops, including sustainability, lifestyle and workplace operations. A strong demand on wellbeing expected to be very popular.
“This initiative will harness innovation, promote inclusion and connect communities. You will be part of creating a more sustainable, resilient and inclusive community. Organisations will be equipped with the tools to Build Back Better,” Said Mr Nugus.
Volunteering Gold Coast have been leading social impact on the Gold Coast since 1998. As one of the largest not-for-profit organisations locally, we offer a range of services to our community directly, servicing over 10,000 clients and 4,000 volunteers annually. Including Community Transport, Volunteering and Disability Services.