Making a Difference At Home
Across the country, staff groups participate in a wide range of activities that contribute to the betterment of their communities in hundreds of ways, big and small. You’ll be encouraged to volunteer in groups and as an individual, and you’ll have a lot of fun while contributing to causes close to your heart.
Paid Days to Volunteer
You’ll receive up to two paid volunteer days per year to spend giving your time to your favourite local causes.
Volunteers in Action
A grassroots, staff-led volunteer program, Volunteers in Action has thriving groups located across the country. You can join staff groups to participate in many different activities that contribute to the betterment of your community. An internal website gives you access to volunteer information and opportunities in your community, and lets you see what your colleagues in other communities are doing.
The United Way funds vital community projects and programs, and its annual campaigns contribute significantly to community well being across Canada. Co-operators staff demonstrate that they value this work in their communities by contributing and raising record amounts of money for United Way chapters across the country, through staff-led office campaigns, pledges and participation in a variety of special events.
Making a difference in the world
The Co-operators partners with Uniterra, to offer Leave for Change, an international volunteer program to staff. Through this once-in-a-lifetime personal development opportunity, volunteers donate two weeks of vacation time to work with organizations in developing nations. In addition, they receive an additional company-paid week to complete their three-week assignment.
Learn more about how our staff is involved in International volunteering.