At Piety Group, our strongest asset is our people. Our team is what brings the business to life, drives forward our objectives, and provides support to our customers.
Volunteer time off gives our employees the flexibility to volunteer during the workday. This allows employees to give back to the local community as well as enable employees to learn and develop new skills.
Piety Group is dedicated to supporting those in need and continue this commitment of giving back to our community. As part of our ongoing commitment to support our communities and help make a difference, we have partnered with other smaller non-profits and charities focused on the disadvantaged, families, and children.
We encourage our employees and project partners to join us in supporting these causes.
- Bear Cottage is a children’s hospice in NSW providing palliative care for sick children.
- Brothers in Need‘s Soup Kitchen provides cooking classes and delivers delicious meals to the less fortunate members of the community.
- Mountaha’s Helping Hand is a small non-profit supporting local families in need from children’s snacks and hot meals to strollers suitable for disabled children.
- Ronald McDonald House Charities in Randwick specialises in assisting families who need to travel 100+ km from home to receive specialist medical care for their children and provides a safe and comfortable space for them.
Here are five benefits to volunteering:
1. Sense of purpose and accomplishment
Getting involved in giving back to the community is immensely rewarding as it allows employees to see firsthand how their efforts can change people’s lives for the better. It gives employees with actual opportunities to roll up their sleeves and guide charitable efforts. By getting hands-on with volunteering makes them feel energised, engaged, and inspired. It is also one way to show that their personal development and fulfillment are valued.
2. Stronger team and more connected network
When whole teams participate in a worthwhile activity for a good cause, even just for a day, an improvement in teamwork is fostered. Volunteering alongside one another helps co-workers see each other in a new light. Pulling together for a common goal in a charity project helps them see a better understanding of how their co-worker operates. Once built, the team bonding and support can continue back in the workplace with a renewed level of commitment and pride among workers and their teams.
3. New skills
Not only does volunteering get employees out of the office and into the community, it also provides them hands-on experience in a new field or gain experience that could even help their role at their company. For example, hone their communication and leadership skills by overseeing a soup kitchen’s volunteer training program. Exploring new skills, or even applying existing skills in a different environment can add to a person’s sense of worth and morale.
4. Happier, healthier staff
Altruism can have positive effects in a way it boosts your mood, mental health, and overall wellbeing. It creates a sense of belonging, helps put things in perspective, and can promote physiological changes in the brain linked with happiness.
Many studies agree that the correlation between volunteering activities and improved health has been long established, with volunteers experiencing a reduction in stress levels and blood pressure.
5. Pride in where they work – and increased employer brand awareness
Employees are more likely to stay with their employer for a longer time as a result of the company’s voluntary programmes. Participating in community project gives them sense of pride associated with volunteering as a representative of their company and knowing they can make a difference through their work.