Floods in southern Germany: How you can help by donating and getting involved

For companies

Corporate Volunteering gives your employees the opportunity to participate in social commitments during their worktime.

We offer our customers a range of corporate volunteering activities – from one-off events as part of our social days to pro bono/skills-based volunteering to comprehensive corporate volunteering programmes for your entire company.

With a tailored Volunteering & Commitment Programme that suits your organisation's needs and preferences, you can achieve the biggest impact possible – on both, your employees and the social project.

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Corporate Volunteering activities

Volunteering days and social team events

Employees team up for a good cause. Building raised garden beds with an intercultural gardening project, career coaching for refugees or an excursion with seniors – in our partner network of 1828 non-profits there's always work to do.

Individual volunteer assignments

Employees get involved individually in a project of their choice. Whether it's a short-term commitment in an animal shelter, or a long-term sponsorship for a refugee child, the commitment is tailored to each individual's interests and time budget. Through our volunteer management tool, your employees are matched with suitable volunteering opportunities.

Pro bono projects

Employees use their professional skills and contribute, depending on the project's needs, to a non-profit organisation with legal advice or design skills, for instance. Through our volunteer management tool, your employees will find the perfect match for their skills.

Volunteer management tool

With our volunteer management tool, interested employees can find volunteering opportunities quickly and easily, sign up for volunteer work directly or get in touch with the projects. Comprehensive reports help you track employee engagement and measure the impact of your activities.

In-kind donation tool

With our in-kind donation tool, we match donation offers and donation requests easily and effectively. This ensures that your donations quickly reach suitable non-profit organisations.

Our service for you

  • Consulting & strategy

    Consulting & strategy

    We advise you on possible corporate volunteering opportunities and support you in developing a strategy to successfully establish a corporate volunteering programme in your company.

  • Project selection & organisation

    Project selection & organisation

    We select suitable projects and volunteering assignments and design, plan and run your social days.

  • Evaluation & communication

    Evaluation & communication

    We measure your corporate engagement and assist you with your internal and external communications.

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Volunteering opportunities

In our network of 1828 charitable organisations, help is always needed.

We will plan your commitment based on needs to be sure your help gets where it is needed the most. Whether you get involved in projects with kids, refugees or homeless people – our Corporate Volunteering activities have an impact.
  • Distribution of sandwiches to homeless people

    Distribution of sandwiches to homeless people

  • Construction works on an adventure playground

    Construction works on an adventure playground

  • Carnival party for kids with a refugee background

    Carnival party for kids with a refugee background

FAQ on
Corporate Volunteering with vostel

Will there be costs involved?

In order to really create a positive effect for the charitable organisations, a budget should be foreseen. Material costs incurred (e.g. for wood, paints, toys) cannot be borne by the NPOs. Meals for the hard-working volunteers should also be budgeted for. We at vostel.de take care of the entire organisation and supervision of the volunteer activities – a time-consuming task which is normally accomplished by the NPOs. For this, we charge a service fee. We will gladly prepare a customised offer for your company.

My company has no experience with Corporate Volunteering. What is the best way to start?

This depends very much on where you currently are. Would you like to find out how the offer would appeal to your employees? Do you still need the approval of a superior or are you about to organise your first volunteering activity? Please do not hesitate to contact us for individual advice.

How many employees can participate?

This naturally depends on the activity and the programme. However, we would like to point out that hardly any NPO needs the help of more than 20 people at a time. There are usually not enough tasks and rooms available for so many people. If a larger number of employees wishes to get involved, we will divide the volunteers into several projects, which may even take place on different days.

How far in advance should I plan?

This again depends on the project. In order to have enough time for the organisation and prior arrangements and to be able to react flexibly to your requirements, we need at least 3 to 4 weeks.

How do I ensure that our help is actually effective?

Effective means, the focus is – beside the company’s interests – on the social organisation's needs. For this reason, we align your activities with the needs of our partner organisations and support them in planning and organising the corporate volunteering activity. Corporate volunteering is not part of the NPO’s day-to-day business and without the support of an experienced mediator, social days can mean more work than benefit for the organisations. We will be happy to support you in organising and accompanying your activities to ensure a positive impact.

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information and advice.

You are interested in Corporate Volunteering? You'd like us to prepare a customised concept tailored to you and your employees? Get in touch with us. We will be glad to advise you.
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