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Corporate Volunteer Programs: Maximizing Employee Motivation and Minimizing Barriers to Program Participation

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Corporate Volunteer Programs: Maximizing Employee Motivation and Minimizing Barriers to Program Participation
by Evelina J. Rog, S. Mark Pancer, and Mark C. Baetz
Wilfrid Laurier University
© 2003, Canadian Centre for Philanthropy

This article examines a research report done at Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada by Evelina J. Rog, S. Mark Pancer, and Mark C. Baetz: “Corporate Volunteer Programs: Maximising Employee Motivation and Minimizing Barriers to Program Participation.” The research was done on the Ford Motor Company’s employee volunteer programme and is based on in-depth interviews with over 100 staff. It outlines six key points to increase employee volunteering. The Research-to-Practice article highlights where the findings resonate with other volunteering research, but also notes some areas where convincing companies to have an employee volunteering programme might encounter barriers not addressed in this research.