I Love to Volunteer• Community • Microfinance – Jana Productive Families • Dammam Corniche Social Development Org • Orphans Endowment Committee • Quran Endowment Committee• Education • Nanotechnology Center of Excellence KFUPM • Computer Science Advisory KFUPM/UQU • KSU Math Dept • Eastern Province General Education Council• Innovation • Founding Member of Int’l Science Fair – Mawhiba • Founding Member of Int’l Math Olympiad National Cmte • Science Committee – Innovation Exhibit – Mawhiba • Aramco Gifted Students Program • Saudi Inventors Society• Contests • Eastern Province Educational Excellence Prize • Saudi Young Female Leader Annual Contest
Why Volunteer• Becoming Proactive / Getting Ahead Professionally• Contribution Increases Engagement• Learn or Develop Skills• Teach Your Skills to Others• Enhance Your Résumé• Gain Work Experience• Build Self-esteem & Self-confidence• Improve Your Health / Reduced Stress• Make Important Networking Contacts / Meet New People• Feel Needed & Valued• Communicate to Others that You are Ambitious, Enthusiastic & Care About the Community• Make a Difference in Someone’s Life
Why Volunteer Why Do You Like to Volunteer? – 210 Answers100%90%80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10% 0% My Personal Increase My Improved Health Make Important Trusting Others Sense of Development Skills (Teamwork, & Happiness Networking Belonging to (Trust, Self- Comm. Skills) Contacts Community Respect, Respect Others) Survey by Jamal Al-Dabal – 2012
Types of Volunteering Ill Be More Engaged in Volunteerism If90%80%70%60%50%40%30%20%10%0% Activity Capitalizes on My Activity Helps Overcome I Receive Good Training Strengths My Weaknesses Survey by Jamal Al-Dabal – 2012
Corporate Volunteering• Employee Volunteering Refers to Employees Who are Voluntarily Active to Make a Contribution Towards Society, Supported in Some Way by Their Employer• Deliberate Strategy by an Employer to Encourage Employees to Become More Involved in Their Community as Volunteer and to Support them in Those Efforts • In Name of the Company • In Own Time or Company Time • For Own Organization or Company Chooses
Employee Volunteering – Why?• Raises Employee Morale – 96% Agree Volunteering Makes People Happier• 94% of Companies Surveyed Believed Employee Volunteering Provides a Way to Raise Employee Morale• Boosts Employee Health - 92% of People who Volunteer Through Their Workplace Report Higher Rates of Physical & Emotional health• Provides Skill Development – 88% of employee volunteers report volunteering provides networking/career development opportunities• Increases Employee Loyalty – 66% of employees reported a greater commitment to the company as a result of their experience volunteering
Employee Volunteering – It Pays• Economy – U.S. Alone Volunteerism Worth $160 Billion (Based on Volunteering Hours)• 9 Billion Hours – Volunteerism• Total: 65 Million Adults Volunteer (29%) – 32 Million from Companies (26.5%)• 50 Hours Average Volunteering/Year
Research Method• An online survey was conducted among a national sample of 4,582 American adults 18+. § The sampling plan was balanced and the data were weighted to reflect the demographic profile of the U.S. adult population. § Demographic variables used for balancing and weighting include geographic region, age, gender, race/ethnicity, education, income.• The study reached the following audiences: § Total Respondents: 4,582 (margin of error +/‐ 1.4%) • Volunteers: 1,889 (margin of error +/‐ 2.3%) • Non‐Volunteers: 2,693 (margin of error +/‐ 1.9%) • Senior Volunteers (Americans ages 65+): 363 (margin of error +/‐ 5.1%) • Senior Non‐Volunteers (Americans ages 65+): 467 (margin of error +/‐ 4.5%)• The study was conducted using the field services of TNS Global (Taylor Nelson Sofres) from February 25, 2010 to March 8, 2010.• Throughout this report, an asterisk ‘*’ next to a number indicates a difference from the corresponding audience that is significant at the 95% level of confidence. 4
However, the majority say that their employer does not promote volunteerism, and they believe that more Americans would get involved if their employers helped Company 8 in 10 Americans Encourages Its Company Does Not Employees to Agree that more people Encourage Its Volunteer: would volunteer if their Employees to Volunteer: 43% employers helped provide 57% the means and the motivations (84%) Base: Employed Americans Base: Employed Americans who volunteer through their place of work 28Q34a. Does your company encourage its employees to take part in volunteering activities?Q38c. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree orstrongly disagree with the following statements.
Those who volunteer through their job report more positive attitudes towards their employer as well as colleagues % Agree (Strongly/ Somewhat) Volunteering with work colleagues has 81% strengthened our relationships I feel better about my employer because of their 76% involvement in my volunteer activities I would not be a Employed Americans volunteer if it wasnt 21% who volunteer through thei r place of for my employer work 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 29Q38. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree orstrongly disagree with the following statement.
Further, Americans who volunteer through their job give higher ratings of their physical and emotional health Volunteers Non- through job volunteers Satisfaction with current physical health 92%* 76% (very/somewhat satisfied) Rating of physical strength (e.g., capacity to lift 88%* 70% objects) (very good/good) Ability to recover from experiences of loss and 84%* 71% disappointment (very good/good) Describe general outlook on life as optimistic 80%* 60% (rating of 4 or 5) * Indicates significant difference to corresponding audienceQ8. How satisfied are you with your current physical health?/ Q15. Please rate yourself on 30each of the following. Do you feel that (for your gender and age) you have very good, good,fair or poor…?/ Q20. How are you at recovering from experiences of loss anddisappointment?/ Q22. How would you describe your general outlook on life?
Volunteers also are significantly more likely than non‐volunteers to recognize the potential career development benefits to being a volunteer % Agree (Strongly/ Somewhat) * 88% Volunteering provides networking/career development opportunities 75% Volunteers Non‐Volunteers 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% * Indicates significant difference to corresponding audience 31Q35. Please indicate whether you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree orstrongly disagree with the following statement.
Americans who participate in volunteer activities are also more likely to have a brighter outlook on life General Outlook on Life Mean: 3.9* Optimistic NET (4‐5): Volunteers 72%* 1 2 3 4 5 Mean: 3.7 Optimistic NET (4‐5): Non‐volunteers 60% 1 2 3 4 5 Americans who volunteer on a regular basis are significantly more likely than those who volunteer irregularly to have an optimistic outlook on life (77% vs. 67%). Eight in ten Americans (78%) who volunteer 50 hours or more a year have an optimistic outlook on life, compared to only 67% of those who volunteer less than 50 hours a year. * Indicates significant difference to corresponding audience 46Q22. How would you describe your general outlook on life? Please use a scale of 1 to 5,where 1 is “pessimistic” and 5 is “optimistic.”
Volunteering also appears to correspond with higher levels of life satisfaction - including a greater sense of meaning and purpose % Top Box (Very Good)Personal independence (i.e., the ability to live your life 48%* without support from others) 40% 47%* Capacity to enjoy socializing with others 35% Sense of meaning (i.e., a belief that what you do has 42%* importance) 28% 40%* Sense of purpose (i.e., life goals) 27% 38%* Capacity for rich interpersonal relationships 30% 36%* Overall satisfaction with your life 26% Control over your life (i.e., not feeling exposure to 31%* circumstances beyond your control) 26% Volunteers Control over your health (including any chronic 30% * Non‐volunteers conditions that you have been diagnosed with) 25% 0% 20% 40% 60% * Indicates significant difference to corresponding audience 47Q23. Please rate yourself on each of the following. Do you feel you have very good, good,fair or poor…?
Barriers to Volunteering Barriers to Employee Volunteering - Deloitte Volunteering Survey 3.0% 1.0% I Dont Have the Time to 9.0% Volunteer Im Not Interested in Volunteering 10.0% I Dont Think My Company Recognizes or Rewards Volunteering12.0% I Dont Support the Causes My Company Supports 73.0% I Dont Have the Skills or Knowledge That Would Benefit a Non-Profit I Think My Supervisor Would Penalize Me
Volunteering Quotes• Volunteers are Not Paid – Not Because They are Worthless, but Because They are Priceless – Unknown• Volunteers Do Not Necessarily Have the Time; They Just Have the Heart – Elizabeth Andrew• The Best Way to Find Yourself is to Lose Yourself in the Service of Others – Mahatma Gandhi• You Make a Living by What You Get. You Make a Life by What You Give – Winston Churchill
What Do You Think?• Do You Think Your Company is Involved Enough in the Community? (Socially Responsible Org.)• Do You Believe Your Involvement in the Community is Enough?• Does it Matter to You to Work in a Socially Responsible Company?
What Do You Think?• Do You Prefer that Your Volunteering Activity is Done Thru Your Company?• As an Employee, Why Do You Volunteer?: 1. Increase My Skills / Social Skills 2. Give Back/Contribute 3. Personal Development 4. Improve Health & Happiness 5. Sense of Belonging 6. Work with My Colleagues Socially / Bonding
What Do You Think?• In Your Opinion, What Would Be Top Reason to Increase Corp. Volunteering?: 1. Donation from Company to Non-Profit Based on Employee Volunteering 2. Annual Awards to Top Volunteers 3. Team Volunteer Grants 4. Time-off from Work to Contribute (Specified Time) 5. A Day of Service
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