We invited reporters from Justmeans.com to this year’s Client Summit in Chicago, where they captured interviews with administrators from many of the nation’s most effective corporate volunteer engagement programs.
Lauren Keeler, Director of Volunteerism at Apollo Group – University of Phoenix, is a three-time Client Summit veteran. In this interview with Jason Shaw from Justmeans, she explains what’s so valuable about the event, and how Apollo is approaching their employee volunteering efforts.
Apollo Group through its subsidiaries University of Phoenix, Apollo Global, College for Financial Planning and Institute for Professional Development has established itself as a leading provider of higher education programs for working adults by focusing on servicing the needs of the working adult. They’ve also been a client of VolunteerMatch since 2007.
In the video, Lauren discusses Apollo’s efforts to tie their employee volunteer program in with their business values, with an increased focus on education and literacy. She also talks about how they’re engaging their huge student body in major initiatives such as their Road to the Gulf project that culminated at NCVS this year.
Lauren also addresses the value of social media to engage volunteers, and how attending the Client Summit helps her connect with others in the field and become an even better employee volunteer manager.