As our schedules become increasingly busier, it is challenging to find time and agency to volunteer, especially when volunteering can demand a significant time commitment. The Mayo Clinic identified several health benefits of volunteering, including its ability to reduce stress, improve physical and mental health, teach valuable skills, and strengthen existing relationships. Additionally, volunteers help nonprofit organizations reduce their costs, expand their community impact, and provide better services to clients.
Micro-volunteering is a means to combat the problem of limited time yet an ardent desire to volunteer. By providing all the benefits of volunteering, but in a more flexible, manageable arrangement, it can accelerate change.
“We are so grateful for the opportunity to work together. PNW IDEA has greatly contributed to increasing the quality of our work and supporting this major transformation of our organization.”Nonprofit Executive Director on Impact of Volunteers
Our platform encourages community members to engage in Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) activities in sustainable ways. Our goals are broken down into:
Provide meaningful volunteer opportunities to those who have useful professional skills but limited time
Improve access to volunteers with professional experience
Enhance employee volunteer programs with IDEA community partners
The activities on our platform are focused on influencing the following nine pivotal points:
project ascendance is committed to human sustainable workplaces and diverse and inclusive organizations.