Each year ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work® program connects thousands of national and local not-for-profit organizations throughout the U.S. with injured employees who are able to perform light duty work. These injured employees provide valuable services for their local not-for-profit organizations like answering phones, sorting donations, and other daily tasks the not-for-profit needs completed to serve their clientele.
In the first half of 2020 alone, participants in the program working at not-for-profits contributed over 1.3 million volunteer hours to organizations around the country. This had an estimated economic impact valued at approximately $35 million! This estimate is based on the value of an hour of volunteer time published by www.independentsector.org and used by the U.S. government agency, Corporation for National and Community Service.
COVID-19 has strained the resources of many non-for-profit organizations around the country as fundraising events have been cancelled and donations have slowed. Not-for-profits are in need of volunteers now more than ever to help support their communities.
ReEmployAbility’s nationwide not-for-profit partner network is more than 35,000 strong and includes a broad range of organizations such as those supporting disaster relief, social issues, and veterans. Despite the challenges posed from COVID-19, ReEmployAbility is helping our not-for-profit partners by providing new volunteers daily.
So far in 2020, ReEmployAbility has placed Transition2Work participants with not-for-profit organizations in all 50 states. Injured workers who participate complete a variety of light duty assignments that are within their medical restrictions while at their local not-for-profit. These assignments are an extension of their employer’s return-to-work program and ensure the injured worker remains connected to their employer and their community. Often, participants complete special projects that the not-for-profit would not otherwise have had the time or resources to accomplish. To date, Transition2Work participants have contributed over 12 million volunteer hours to local & national not-for-profit organizations across the country.
ReEmployAbility was founded 15 years ago based on a passion for helping injured workers return to work and a vision to transform the way employers and insurance carriers approach return-to-work programs. ReEmployAbility believes in the value of return to work as the single most important factor that will drive success in a workers’ compensation program. By combining business and community, ReEmployAbility provides simple, fast, safe return to work solutions to help control the rising costs of workers’ compensation and non-occupational disability while positively influencing the lives of injured workers. Everyone benefits – the injured employee, the community, employers, and carriers!
If you would like more information about the Transition2Work program or to join ReEmployAbility’s not-for-profit network, contact the Community Care Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.