Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Corporate Volunteer Council?
The California Capital Region Corporate Volunteer Council (CVC) is a local coalition of companies that promote and participate in employee volunteerism.
What is the mission of the CVC?
The CVC strives to enhance the quality of life in the Sacramento region by promoting employee volunteerism that addresses issues of community concern.
Who can join?
Membership is open to for-profit corporations and businesses, government agencies, and corporate foundations that have existing workplace volunteer programs or an interest in starting workplace volunteer programs. Membership to the CVC may be extended to non-profit organizations that provide one or more of the following resources to CVC corporate/business members: information on improving workforce volunteerism, knowledge on volunteerism trends, and information on collaboration building.
When are the meetings?
Meetings of the council are held the third Thursday of each month from noon to 1:30 p.m. CVC members host meetings at their businesses or at nonprofit agencies throughout the Sacramento Region and provide a “working lunch” to attendees.
What’s on the agenda?
Meetings serve as a networking opportunity, providing a way for company representatives to exchange information and obtain assistance regarding employee volunteer programs. They also provide a forum where member companies can learn about community needs for employee volunteers. At each meeting, a nonprofit agency partner is asked to speak to the group regarding a pressing community need or program that is in need of volunteers. Speakers are also invited to provide training or professional development opportunities in areas that can enhance employee volunteer programs. Meetings also include an open networking time where members are invited to share ideas, present challenging situations for feedback, and promote current activities.
Businesses of all sizes gain from being engaged in the community – from increased employee loyalty and retention to positive customer relationships – employee volunteer programs benefit the bottom line. We encourage you to join today and connect with the Sacramento region’s corporate community involvement leaders. Membership will help enhance your company’s reputation as a good corporate citizen and will help you gain personal insight on community issues.
Who should represent my company?
Your representative should possess the authority to engage employees in volunteer activities and receive the support of corporate leadership. CVC Members may send a maximum of two representatives to each meeting. In some cases, these individual are the same person each month and some attendance is rotated among a group of employees involved in the volunteer program. Representatives attend monthly meetings, encourage employee participation, and promote volunteer opportunities.