Develop skills, build relationships and give back all in one day – Daffodil Day.
On August 24, hundreds of volunteers will hit the streets, shopping centres and train stations across the state to help raise funds for lifesaving cancer research – and Cancer Council Queensland is calling for businesses to come on board and support the cause.
As well as delivering social outcomes for the community, corporate volunteering can provide business benefits by engaging employees, promoting teamwork and building morale.
Encouraging teamwork: Coming together as a team to make a positive community impact can help unite teams, give them a shared sense of purpose through highlighting shared values and help break down silos.
Skill development: Corporate volunteering can give people the chance to break out of their comfort zone and provide opportunities for developing leadership and communication skills.
Improved wellbeing for employees: Research has shown that those who volunteer may have a stronger emotional wellbeing, be able to have deeper interpersonal relationships and are overall happier with their lives. Happier employees can lead to a more productive workforce.
Build corporate reputation: Involvement in corporate volunteering can not only be leveraged to engage employees through internal content creation, but help your company build or maintain a reputation for being socially responsible to its current and potential customers.
Aside from the benefits your company may see, keep in mind that your commitment to volunteering for Cancer Council Queensland on Daffodil Day will make a huge impact to our fundraising campaign, as well as in the lives of all those affected by cancer who will benefit from progress made in cancer research.
It’s a sad fact that one person is diagnosed with cancer every 20 minutes in Queensland.
Thankfully, more Queenslanders are surviving a cancer diagnosis today than at any other time in history.
Every donation towards Daffodil Day in 2018 goes directly into saving lives and accelerating the pace of research so that we can defeat this disease.
Daffodil Day is only made possible through volunteers.
Register to volunteer today, and together we change tomorrow.
To sign up as a Daffodil Day volunteer, or to find out more information, visit daffodilday.com.au or call 1300 65 65.
More information about Cancer Council Queensland is available via 13 11 20 or cancerqld.org.au.