Volunteering is a vital, hands-on part of The Human Safety Net commitment to our NGO partners and parents, children, and refugees we support.
They play an important role to amplify the activities of the NGOs and to strengthen their capabilities.
When designed for impact, volunteering programs can become an important contribution of the Private and public sector.
We design volunteering activities with three principles in mind:
- Quantity: Engaging as many of our people. The more people commit, the more people we can help
- Quality: Considering only meaningful volunteering activities that add value to the programme. We want to contribute to our partners, not to be a burden on them
- Sustainability: Co-designing all volunteering activities with our partners so that they can be integrated into their programmes in the longer term as well. Volunteering activities should not be only one-off events.
We activate three types of volunteering:
Leveraging mainly on people’s business knowhow (e.g. financial, communications, and IT skills) to offer training,
coaching and direct support to NGOs to improve their capabilities, but also directly to the families and refugees reached by the programme. These are often long-term engagement for which dedicated training are organized.
Committing people’s time to running activities for families and refugees who are part of our programmes, from leisure activities (e.g. play and sports) to educational activities (e.g. language learning, healthy cooking and reading). They contribute to amplify the activity of the NGOs and sometimes to extend their portfolio of activities they can propose as part of the program.
Other types of volunteering:
Supporting long-term engagement with our partners and amplifying our reach through fundraising and awareness raising activities that are designed and run by volunteers. Each year, local and global fundraising campaigns are organized by volunteers. They remain an important source of financial support to secure the delivery of the programmes and so our commitment towards the families and refugees we support.
Generali’s commitment for volunteering
As part of its engagement at mobilizing people and assets, volunteering at Generali is becoming an integral part of the values and culture.
- Built as a comprehensive program, Generali wants to propose to each and every one of the 200,000 employees and agents a volunteering opportunity.
- To support and coordinate this engagement, Generali built a community of 500 THSN Ambassadors in 23 countries. For one year, each of them decided to dedicate to The Human Safety Net their skills, passions and ideas in their country.
- In 2021, more than 4,000 volunteers committed 35,000 hours to support The Human Safety Net