When it comes to volunteerism and philanthropy, your first thought might not be your employer, but you might want to think again. With a number of programs designed to give back to the local community, corporations have the resources to benefit the causes that are important to you. Support Turner Syndrome awareness as an employee volunteer!
Employee Volunteer Programs
An employee or workplace volunteer program is a chance to give back while encouraging your employer to do the same. Each company’s program is a little different, but most will donate to the charity of your choice for each hour you spend volunteering, including retirees. For example, your employer may offer a $100 donation for every 10 hours you volunteer with a nonprofit organization. Some companies will even provide a paid day off, so you can use that time to volunteer. There are many projects you can complete as a volunteer for TSF:
- Provide office support in your area of expertise
- Table at a local health fair
- Host a talk with a PowerPoint presentation provided by TSF
- Share flyers around your office to raise awareness
- Meet with legislators
- And more!
A recent Turner Syndrome Foundation employee volunteer shares her experience:
“My company offers a volunteer day, so that the company employees can support the communities in which they live. When I was searching the company’s volunteer database for an opportunity, I found the Turner Syndrome Foundation. This was a disease that I have never heard of and wanted to know more about since it only affects women. After reaching out, I was contacted by TSF and given information on TS and how the Foundation helps women. After hearing about TSF, I felt like this was an opportunity to put my office skills to good use. I got to work in the main office, where I learned more information on how people can help and the resources that TSF provides. It was an enlightening and educational experience that I truly enjoyed. This experience was very worthwhile.”
Many companies will take tips from their employees when choosing which charities to support. They want to give to the causes that are meaningful to their employees! There are a handful ways that your employer may make a donation to TSF, and we discuss a few below. Additionally, most companies have a philanthropic department that offers support to charities, and you can nominate TSF!
Matching Gift Programs
Countless companies across America are celebrating their employees’ support of nonprofit organizations by offering a matching gift. Most programs will match your donation dollar for dollar, allowing you to double or even triple the value of your donation! Matching your gift is basically a no-cost donation for you!
You can have your company deduct a small amount of your paycheck each pay period for a year. This is the perfect way to make a large donation and pay for it in small, easy to digest installments. Payroll deductions also make it easy for you to track your charitable contributions when you need it for tax purposes.
Speak to your Human Resources department to find out which programs are available in your workplace, then complete the TSF Volunteer Application. Know of a business that will support TSF? Let us know!