Employee Engagement

When your staff is passionate and determined to make a difference, anything is possible.

Cultivate a sense of purpose and connection for your employees by offering employee engagement opportunities that empower them to participate in your company’s giving culture.

There are infinite ways to creatively raise money and increase employee engagement. What will you do?

Photo of Darn Tough employees speaking in the Darn Tough headquarters.
Photo of Darn Tough employees speaking in the Darn Tough headquarters.

Need some ideas on what types of opportunities and employee engagement activities to offer? We’ve got you covered; check out some of these efforts that other Vermont businesses have put in place as employee engagement boosts!

Give Tribute Donations as Gifts

In lieu of company holiday gifts, let your employees know that you're making a donation to the Vermont Foodbank in their name.

Payroll Deduction Donations

Show your staff that you encourage employee giving by simplifying the process. Offering a payroll deduction not only allows them to participate in the workplace giving culture, but also allows them to spread the gift out over the course of the year.

Match Employee Donations

Offering a tax-deductible donation match to your employees' donations is an incredible way to compound your impact.

Employee Group Volunteering

Organize groups of volunteers to help out for a few hours at a Foodbank location, a food distribution, or a partner gleaning farm! Volunteering is a great team-building exercise and a hands-on way for your employees to play a role in ending food insecurity. Learn more about volunteering with Vermont Foodbank. 

Reward Employee Volunteering

Make a donation to Vermont Foodbank when one of your employees volunteers.

Employee Fundraising Ideas

Friendly Competition: Create an exercise group and ask participants to make a donation pledge as their entry fee. Walking, yoga, biking... the possibilities are endless! Invite neighboring businesses to engage in some friendly competition to track who raises the most money.

Brown Bag to Fight Hunger: Designate a special day where people are encouraged to bring in their lunch. Then, donate what they would have otherwise spent on a meal out.

Wacky Hat Day: Spice up your remote work meetings by donning your most spectacular hat, and suggest that participants make a donation. We would love to see the photos @vermontfoodbank! 

Photo of VSECU employees and John Sayles and Allison Mindel standing in front of VSECU's Montpelier branch.

We partner with the Vermont Foodbank to fight hunger because they share our commitment to providing access to essential resources and improving our communities.”

 ~ Simeon Chapin,
Head of Social Impact at VSECU