Good volunteering is not just about giving time, volunteers and their employers should get something back. Here are some of the benefits to business, volunteers and the wider community:
- Volunteers report increases in leadership, communication, and teamwork skills of between 65 and 80%. 
- Volunteers get to see how different “businesses” operate
- 96% of employees and their managers believe that workplace skills can be gained from volunteering.
- Volunteering can increase volunteers’ longevity, improve their mental health, keep them fitter, and enable them to cope better with illness when it occurs 
- Volunteers involved with ESV schemes felt that they benefited from their participation in broadly the same ways as volunteers in general; foremost they got a sense of satisfaction from seeing the results (67%).
 More than CV points? The Benefits of Employee Volunteering for Business and Individuals The Social Market Foundation, March 2010
 Volunteering is the Business, 2010 YouGov.
 Volunteering and health: what impact does it really have? Volunteering England 2008
 Caring companies engagement in ESV. Institute for Volunteering Research