April is National Volunteer Month, and the week of April 17th through the 23rd is National Volunteer Week, and we’re excited! At MAGIC, we believe in doing volunteer work, not just for the good it does but also for the experience and opportunities it can provide employees with. We wanted to take some time today to talk about how volunteer work can benefit your employees and discuss some of our volunteer programs.
Participating in Volunteer Work Can Improve Morale and Innovation
There are a lot of day-to-day tasks that need to be completed when running a business, and while these are important, sometimes stepping out of the office can do you and your team a world of good. Over the years, we’ve found with both our employees, as well as with employees of other companies, that performing volunteer work improves their morale and sometimes can put them in a different mindset, which can lead to innovation!
Some Large Companies Understand This
The concept of corporations performing volunteer work has been around for a while, and some pretty big companies do it; the two biggest are probably Google and Microsoft. Both companies have extensive volunteer programs that have done a lot of good in the world, and both espouse how beneficial the programs are for their employees. Even right here in Westminster, we have the Knorr Brake company. Though they may not be as well known as Google or Microsoft, they have an equally impressive volunteer program.
Volunteer Opportunities at Magic
There are so many worthy causes out there, and lots of volunteer work that needs to be done. At Magic, we have a number of our own volunteer initiatives including:
- Hackathon – This is a weekend-long event where teams of students must design and market an application. We’re always looking for tech-savvy individuals and companies to help coach and mentor.
- Capture the Flag – We host two capture the flag events a year. This is a cybersecurity competition perfect for high school and college-level students. If you’re a security professional who has cyber skills, we’d love to see you helping out at one of our capture the flag events.
- Cyber Club – A bi-monthly club meeting that teaches students about technology, networking, system administration, and cybersecurity.
If you’re looking to help, we’re sure we can find somewhere you can do that. We’re specifically looking for Python developers or people that have experience with IT, coding, data science, or cyber security.
Volunteer with Magic Today!
If you’re looking to get into the National Volunteer Month spirit, we’ve got volunteer opportunities ready for you. Additionally, we also offer different event sponsorship packages. If you’d like to financially support one of our projects or would like to volunteer, you can sign up at MAGIC.com.