How to Motivate Millennials to Volunteer

By Special Contributor, February 20, 2016

Organizing volunteers has become an essential part of the sports planning process. But when you have a group of younger employees, it can be challenging to motivate them to lend a hand. Millennials have the lowest volunteering rate of all age groups, according to recent figures released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Only 18.7 percent of adults aged 20 to 24 volunteered between September 2013 and September 2014; those between the ages of 25 to 34 were only slightly better, with 22 percent having volunteered in that time period.

The lack of volunteering from Millennials may have to do with their newfound freedom. Studies show this generation is taking longer to get traction in their careers than generations before them. Because of this, there is an opportunity for companies to spend time working with young professionals to involve them in community projects. This can benefit the company too: Studies have shown corporate volunteer programs can increase employee engagement. Here are four tips to motivate your young employees.

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