What is Social Friday?
What is it? It’s all about making your Friday afternoons more productive, paving the way to the weekend by spending time creating awareness on local social causes.
Did you know that research shows Friday afternoons to be the least productive moment during your working week? Well, all that’s about to change. Together we can harness our down time and transform Friday fatigue into a powerful tool for change. Bonding with your colleagues for a good cause has never been so rewarding. Making a massive impact on your local community by dedicating your time and skills has never been so much fun. Looking forward to the weekend has never been so richly deserved!
Social Friday is about you, it’s about making a global impact in a world that needs people just like you to stand up and be counted. We need more and more Friday afternoon volunteers from the private sector and schools to step in and help us make a real, lasting difference in our local communities.
As BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink says: “To prosper over time, every company must not only deliver financial performance, but also show how it makes a positive contribution to society.”
Why do it?
For so many reasons. It goes without saying that the local causes around you will benefit greatly from any voluntary action you get involved with, but the benefits go so much deeper.
Volunteering is a two-way street and by spending time on projects outside work that you love, you’ll find you can’t wait for Friday afternoons to roll around. Focussing on projects with your team outside the office is a fabulous way to reconnect and bond over something so different to daily office life.
Strengthening community, your relationships and your company’s reputation, need we say more? Well, just one thing, there are no membership fees, clubs you have to join; you just have to apply for implementing the initiative and make Social Friday happen.
To learn more about the numerous benefits of volunteering, follow the link to the article.
Who is behind it?
Like-minded people from across Europe have joined forces to drive Social Friday forward. Each with a passion for long- term change and devotion to create awareness on local social causes.
Being aware of the difficulties and hardships societies and communities face on day-to-day basis is the core of creating conditions for attention and long-term improvement. We stand for the belief that our educational system should also play a major role in this process and support the future professionals already at early stages. And that’s an important change in the mindset where we find inspiration to carry our mission – to motivate schools and companies worldwide to use their most unproductive working hours for creating environment of socially active citizens.
With no affiliations to religious or political groups, the team simply wants to help companies, schools and communities work together for a stronger economy and a better society.
Do you want be part of this amazing global movement? Join us on this journey for a better tomorrow and get your Social Friday going.