Gains and motivations employees derive from corporate responsibility volunteering

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Butler, Carmel
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BA (Hons) in Social Science
Dublin Business School
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Employee volunteering and Corporate Social Responsibility have become part of companies‟ business practice over the last 10 years. Corporate Social Responsibility is regarded as a means of improving a companies‟ community and employee relations. The research investigates the gains and motivations employees derive from corporate social responsibility volunteering. A qualitative thematic analysis was used. The participants were from one of the Big 4 Accountancy Firms in Dublin. Eight employees were interviewed, face-to-face in their company premises. Participants ranged in age 24-50 years. The research found that the gains and motivations employee volunteers derive from the programme are altruistic in nature. In conclusion, a new wave of volunteerism is occurring across the business community, a doing with their local communities and a giving of social capital that is of no cost to the community. Author keywords: Employee volunteering