Reshaping corporate volunteerism during COVID-19


By: Gianna R. Montinola,
Co-Founder, Hands On Manila

In the last 20 years, Hands on Manila Foundation (HOM) (, a volunteer management organization, has helped corporations develop and execute bespoke corporate service programs that focus on education, the environment, livelihood and health care. It continues to pursue its vision to develop sustainable programs that contribute to nation-building. Studies have shown that corporate volunteering, compared with other corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives like sponsorships and donations, has resulted in higher productivity, reduced absenteeism and contributed to higher job satisfaction—all factors that collectively benefit employers themselves (The Deloitte 2011 Volunteer Impact Survey).

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