VolunteerMatch Summit Insights: Volunteerism Isn’t Just for “Do-Gooders” Any More

At the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, held December 1-2 in Oakland, CA, we learned from corporate social responsibility experts about engaging corporate volunteers and partnering with nonprofits. In this series of blog posts, we’ll share with you the valuable insights offered at sessions and by speakers. Up today: Amy Thayer, Director of Research, Achieve.

Amy Thayer says that volunteerism isn’t just for “do-gooders” anymore. It’s becoming the norm. Why? Because of the rise of the Millennial generation, which in 2020, will make up 50% of the workforce.

The the below video, she discusses her session from the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, in which she shared the research findings from the most recent Millennial Impact Report.

“What would be important for folks to take away from this session is to understand that millennials have different motivations [than other generations],” says Amy. “They have different things that inspire them to participate, but in their heart of hearts, they are really dedicated to volunteerism and charitable giving in the community, and to causes about which they’re passionate.”

Watch the video:


To learn more about Amy’s 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit, check out this recap.

Learn about the 2016 VolunteerMatch Summit, to be held October 2016 in Chicago.

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