Inspiring Employee Volunteering – China Research Study

Inspiring Corporate Volunteering in China

VSO China and Beijing Normal University are pleased to present this Corporate Volunteering Research Study on the status of Corporate Volunteering in China. The concept for this research originated in 2011, which was the tenth anniversary of the International Year of Volunteers proclaimed by the United Nation General Assembly. At the time, UN countries around the world including China were encouraged to share the progress that had been made toward calling all sectors of the society to participate in the global action for volunteerism. For China, much progress has been made since 2001 during which the country has witnessed rapid development in volunteer services, including overseas volunteer programs, volunteer services to support education programs in western China, the 2008 Olympic Games, 5.12 earthquake, the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, the Guangzhou Asia Games, and many large voluntary service programs and events. Corporate volunteering was also gaining interest and support but there was a lack of information on the status of corporate volunteering in China and on the opportunities and challenges for enabling wider participation. Recognizing that Corporate Volunteering can make a tremendous impact to the development of China, VSO in partnership with Beijing Normal University commissioned this independent research to understand current experiences of and views on Corporate Volunteering has on communities, companies and staff.

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