I have always enjoyed volunteering, it gives me the chance to help my community and get to know it better. It is also an opportunity to meet new people and learn from their experiences.
Recently, I had the chance to volunteer at St. Luke's Community House for their Mobile Meals program, this program uses volunteers to deliver meals to people who are unable to leave their homes due to illness or disability.
One of the things that made it possible for me to volunteer was the flexible hours that Cana LLC offers. Flexible hours or flextime means employees have different start and end times for their workday than the standard 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This allowed me to take an hour off from work to help with Mobile Meals and make up the time by working later into the evening when I am more productive. Having flexible hours increases productivity and gives employees the flexibility to volunteer and support their community. The benefits of flexible scheduling don’t stop there, according to this Fingerprint for Success post, employees with flexible schedules tend to be more satisfied with their job and have a better work-life balance. Does your current employer offer flextime, what are your thoughts on it?