Employee Engagement

Make a Difference in the Community

Volunteering is a great way to engage your employees in the community in which they live, work, and play. United Way of Greater New Bedford can help you better engage your teams by building a corporate volunteer engagement plan that is right for your company and employees. Volunteer and employee engagement is key to achieving our mission and building a stronger community.

Why Corporate Engagement Matters

By volunteering as a team or offering opportunities to volunteer, you

  • Enhance employee teamwork skills
  • Improve public image
  • Increase brand awareness in the community
  • Provide hands-on training opportunities through skill-based projects
  • Increase employee leadership skills
  • Increase employee productivity and loyalty
  • Provide a service and product (skilled employees) to the community
  • Build community goodwill

Measure Your Impact

United Way of Greater New Bedford also offers the ability to track the impact of the service by employees. Through our Volunteer SouthCoast platform, employees can log their service hours (whether through a corporate engagement event or on their own)  to measure their impact. As long as employees use their company email address, we can pull a company report monthly or quarterly to show the impact the company as a whole has in the community. Impact report will measure the number of volunteer hours and the value of that work. Click here to see a sample report.

Get Started Today

It’s easy to get started. Download our Employee Engagement Opportunity Guide to see all that United Way can do to help you build a plan for your company. It’s a service we provide as low -cost or free  options for companies that already support United Way through a workplace campaign.

and /or a corporate donation. If your company is not currently supporting United Way, various package are available at a minimum cost. All options are listed in the Employee Engagement Opportunity Guide.


Interested in learning more? Contact Victoria Grasela at vgrasela@unitedwayofgnb.org or 508-994-9625 ext. 210.