Q. Our CEO just implemented a new
A. In implementing such a program, you’ll need to set up a system to determine what sorts of volunteer opportunities will qualify, and how you will validate them. Will the volunteering need to be associated with a formal organization? Will you provide a list of “approved” organizations to employees in advance?
Be sure you don’t discriminate against (or in favor of) certain volunteering opportunities. For example, do not include a requirement that it be church or faith-based. Don’t prohibit faith-based volunteerism, either.
Another issue to consider: What if an employee wants to volunteer for an organization with political views your organization doesn’t want to be associated with, let alone reward?
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