Why do we need skills-based volunteers?
In our changing global economy, many agencies are struggling to fulfill their core missions and community needs are not being met, yet studies show that:
- Nine out of ten non-profits realize that volunteer skills are very valuable,
- 77% of non-profits believe they would benefit from business volunteers but, 62% work with corporate volunteers and only 12% of agencies assign roles to individuals with a specific skill.
There is a missing link! Organizations need the talents and training of individual volunteers to help increase their effectiveness in the community.