Give back. It could benefit!
Did you know some studies confirm that making time to volunteer has its rewards? According to an article from the Corporation for USA National and Community Service people who volunteer enjoy a host of health benefits. “Over the past two decades we have seen a growing body of research that indicates volunteering provides individual health benefits in addition to social benefits. This research has established a strong relationship between volunteering and health: those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability, and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.”
In recent years more and more companies are becoming increasingly aware of the challenges that their communities may have; from the lack of funds for local children and events, to the importance of the effect that recycling has on the planet. A good business is a good citizen and nowadays companies get involved in making a difference by volunteering, donating and fundraising, hoping to improve the quality of life in the communities in which they do operate.
Therefore the role of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a significant part in any company, not only being good for the public image but also by involving employees, customers and members of the public they can feel that they have been part of something that is important to their community. Individuals can realise their personal values through their employer and going to work becomes a more rewarding thing to do.
Howard Cundey regularly get involved in community events, such as the Dormansland Carnival held recently. It’s a great opportunity for the community to get together and ‘celebrate local’ whilst raising money for local charities. We had a great time and look forward to going back next year!
Images of the Dormansland Carnival 2015